Many items of art disappeared after World War Two especially during the communist and post-communist periods, during which many items from Polish collections fell prey to thieves or were commissioned to be stolen.
Polish and Ukrainian experts have uncovered a mass grave of Polish nationals murdered by Ukrainian nationalists in the village of Puzhniki, western Ukraine, during WWII, a Polish official has said.
Poland's Council of Ministers adopted at its Tuesday sitting a government programme aimed at supporting the development of the capital, Warsaw, between the years 2023 and 2030, the culture minister announced on X.
The Polish and Ukrainian culture ministers have paid homage to the victims of the Volhynia Massacre, the mass killings of Polish civilians by Ukrainian nationalists during World War Two.
Over 150 Polish museums and cultural institutions have helped war refugees and Ukrainian museums, Poland’s Culture Ministry said on Friday.
Eleven works of art stolen during and after World War II have been transferred to the National Museum in Warsaw, the Polish culture minister has said.
The culture minister has demanded the removal of a monument of gratitude to the Red Army in a Polish northern city despite it having been made by a famous Polish sculptor.
The first war-loss to be repatriated from the Far East, the Madonna with Child painted by the Italian master Alessandro Turchi at the end of the 16th century was stolen by the Germans during the war from the extensive Lubomirski art collection in Przeworsk.
The culture ministers of Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania have penned a declaration on cooperation to protect Ukrainian culture amidst Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
'Portrait of a Young Woman' by Wilhelm Volkhart, stolen in 1994 from the National Museum in Wroclaw, western Poland, has returned home.
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