The mummy was subjected to several sets of tomographic scans, X-rays and a three-dimensional visualization which allowed a closer examination of the entire fetus which established that the woman was in the 26-28th week of pregnancy.
Museums and galleries are now open again across the country, including the reopening of the Gallery of Ancient Art at the National Museum in Warsaw.
The items on display come from the Warsaw National Museum’s antiquity collection, which numbers over 18,000 items, making it the leading collection on the ancient world in this part of Europe.
To add some fun and creativity to working from home, the National Museum in Warsaw is offering images that people can use as backgrounds during conference calls: in this case, Polish paintings from the exhibition “Poland. Power of Images”.
The watercolour painting ‘Montmartre Cemetery in Paris’ by Julian Fałat from 1893, one of over 63,000 WWII artworks listed as missing, was found hiding in plain sight in the collection of the gallery’s sister institution, the National Museum in Warsaw.
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.