After lying forgotten for hundreds of years in the royal armoury in Stockholm, the ‘documentary’ scroll containing a series of scenes showing the whole panorama of Poland’s military and political elite, is on display to commemorate the period when Poland was ruled by the Vasa dynasty, one of Europe’s most illustrious royal houses.
Bought by the Royal Castle in Warsaw for an undisclosed price, director Professor Wojciech Fałkowski said the painting by the court artist of Poland’s last king arrived in Warsaw six days ago.
The exhibition 'Symbols of Freedom' opened on Friday in Warsaw's Royal Castle. The show presents a self-portrait of Poles; it represents their history and their fight for independence, said President Andrzej Duda during his speech at the official opening.
The Polish Telegraphic Agency (PAT), a precursor of the Polish Press Agency (PAP) was established in 1918 as the information backbone of the reborn Poland, Deputy Culture Minister Paweł Lewandowski said at PAP's centenary conference on Thursday.
Polish President Andrzej Duda will deliver an address to the National Assembly at the Royal Castle in Warsaw at noon on July 13, PAP was told on Tuesday by the director of the Sejm (lower house) information centre.