Poland has successfully repatriated two Flemish paintings looted from a Polish collection by Nazi Germans during World War Two.
The silver was part of the National Defence Fund, which was set up by President Mościcki in April 1936 to raise additional funds by way of contributions for the rearmament of the army in the face of the threat to the Polish state by Nazi Germany.
Ukraine’s cultural heritage could be looted and traded on illegal markets as a result of the Russian invasion, Poland’s culture minister warned on Wednesday.
Poland’s foreign minister has said that the sale in Germany of a painting stolen from Warsaw’s National Museum should never have taken place.
Poland's museums are experiencing a post-pandemic boom in popularity, with visitor numbers predicted to equal 2019's 40 million record, the Polish culture minister said on Tuesday.
US ambassador to Poland Marek Brzezinski said on Friday that thanks to the cooperation between the Polish Ministry of Culture and American law enforcement agencies, the valuable hunting rifle, presented to Count Wincenty Krasinski in the 19th century, has been returned to Poland.
The Empty Frames campaign that aims to remind people about Polish works of art and culture stolen during World War II by both the German and Soviet occupiers, will see, among other things, special plaques providing information about Polish war losses in culture placed in 12 cities across Poland.
There is no statute of limitations on the crime of looting a country's cultural heritage, Piotr Glinski, the Polish culture minister, has said.
Sirens wailed throughout Warsaw at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, the exact time of the August 1, 1944, outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising against the city's Nazi German invaders, to mark the revolt's 78th anniversary.
Founded in 1870, the Polish Museum based in Rapperswil castle overlooking lake Zurich in Switzerland, had come under threat following petitions from locals who wanted to reclaim the castle for ‘other purposes’.