The building in the centre of Augustów in north-east Poland was used by the NKVD and the Communist secret police to hold and interrogate victims of the 1945 Augustów Roundups, known as the little Katyń.
Opened in 1994 as the first gallery in Poland and Europe to exclusively display art made under the Communist regime, a permanent display features around 300 paintings, sculptures, propaganda posters and sketches while its total depository includes around 2,600 works.
Opening to coincide with the anniversary of Stalin’s invasion of Poland on 17 September, 1939, the Sybir Memorial Museum is the largest and most important institution dealing with deportations to Russia and later the Soviet Union.
Featuring first editions alongside works from some of Poland’s most well-known illustrators, collector Wojceich Jama unveiled 180 pieces from his private collection at an exhibition in Kraków last week.
Held by the newly-established KL Plaszow Museum, the commemorations will honour the memory of the 6,000 Poles arrested on August 6th, 1944.
Set to open in early autumn, Apple enthusiasts will be able to view 1,500 exhibits ranging from computers, laptops, phones, software and peripherals, in a guided exhibition which traces the journey of the iconic brand’s development in chronological order.
Designed by Nizio Design International studio, the Mausoleum of Martyrdom of Polish Villages in Michniów covers over 1,700 m2 and has 11 concrete segments, five of which are closed off to the elements by glass while the other six remain open structures.
At over 6,000 square metres, the little-known about Underground museum is possibly the largest of its kind on the planet.
According to Mirosław Nizio, the principal architect and designer, the museum will follow “a timeless form” that will enable people to “nurture” the memory and spiritual heritage of the priest.”
The museum was first opened on January 25th 1921 but the centenary celebrations were delayed due to COVID restrictions, now the museum is once again open to the public.