Claiming to be the smallest museum in Europe, it includes buttons from Poland’s wartime commander-in-chief Władysław Sikorski, Communist leader Wojciech Jaruzelski, recently murdered mayor of Gdansk Paweł Adamowicz and even Pope John Paul II, all of which offer an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of Poland’s recent history and contemporary national life.
The annual museum night has become something of an institution in the capital with people eager to grab a piece of night-time culture.
Close to 30,000 people visited the National Museum in Kraków, southern Poland, on Friday during this year’s Night of Museums. The longest queues lined up in front of main building of the museum to get a chance to see Leonard da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'.
“For most people who were imprisoned in the ghetto, Radegast Station was either the first thing they saw after arriving or the last they saw of it before their death. The whole ghetto passed through this point.”
Established over six years ago, the Museum of Computer and Information Technology in Katowice, southern Poland, plans to cooperate with the prestigious National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, located close to London.
The fourteen winning films will be featured in a POLIN museum exhibition which includes Roman Gutek, founder of the Warsaw Film Festival and film distribution company Gutek Film.
A new museum encourages people to take a rummage through Poland’s communist past and learn what life was like under the Party.
The museum bears the name of the Czartoryskis, a Polish princely family. Founded in Puławy in 1801 by Princess Izabela Czartoryska, it claims to be the oldest museum facility in Poland.
Behind a series of heavily secured doors lies a dusty, 15-square-metre room holding over 1,300 devils. Most are carved from wood but others are sculpted from coal, cast from metal and even put together from old railway engine parts. The curious museum is not an anachronistic joke, though. It offers a fascinating and unique look at how the devil has been portrayed in Polish folk culture over the centuries.
After experiencing some dark days after the end of communism, neon is bouncing back and a Polish-British couple are the forefront of its return.