The painting was held in the collections of the National Museum in Warsaw before the outbreak of the war. It will now be kept in strict quarantine for a week before undergoing conservation and taking its place in the gallery among other paintings by Malczewski.
The animation by director Mariusz Wilczyński is described as “an autobiographical impression, reminiscence of childhood images, in which the memory of dead parents and the hometown of Łódź comes to life.”
Assistant Director of the French Louvre-Lens Museum, and joint curator on the museum's current exhibition on Polish painting from 1840-1914, Luc Piralla-Heng Vonga on Friday received the Decoration of Honour Meritorious for Polish Culture in the French town of Lens.
With art forgeries being surprisingly common art dealers and museums are increasingly turning to science to check whether a painting is authentic. The fake-busting spectrometer worth over 1mln PLN is the National Museum in Kraków’s latest weapon in the fight against art fraud.
Stashed away by Germans during WWII, the History of Apollo and Daphne by Abraham Bloemaert disappeared after its hiding place was ransacked by Soviet soldiers. Considered one of the best examples of North European Mannerism, it was returned after a woman who tried selling it to a museum in Wrocław was taken to court in civil case.
PKO Bank Polski has made its art collection public at Warsaw’s National Museum where visitors enter through a dazzling gold corridor as if they were entering the bank’s treasury. The main exhibit room is steel grey like a safety deposit box.
The National Museum of Warsaw currently holds Poland’s largest collection of Picasso’s works, among them 20 ceramic plates of which 10 have gone on show.
The works by August Zamoyski, which have never been exhibited in public before, cover his sculpting career from very early carvings in Poland through to those completed just before his death in the south of France.
Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński announced on Monday that a red-figure lekythos dating back to the fourth century BC had officially been returned to the National Museum in Warsaw.
As well as showcasing rare collections from the National Museum in Warsaw, the ‘Shouting: Poland! Independence 1918’ exhibition, which starts today (October 26th), will also include hitherto unseen artwork from other cultural institutions.