Bookworms of the world unite in the Polish city that wants to cement its position as a global literary powerhouse.
A seat of power for the Romans and according to myth the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, for over 50 years Polish archaeologists have been digging up untold treasures – and they haven’t finished yet.
The tradition of making cribs dates back to the 14th century and shows no signs of waning.
Six Polish female researchers were awarded a stipend for women in science on Wednesday by L'Oreal and UNESCO. "The role of women in science is indispensable," said Deputy Science Minister Piotr Mueller.
UNESCO's Evaluation Body has issued a positive recommendation for the inclusion of traditional Krakovian 'szopki' or nativity scenes on the prestigious UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list.
Poland has joined the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Culture Ministry said in a press statement on Thursday.
Polish bagpipers as well as craftsmen whose works have been added to the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, will present their talents at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris on Monday.
Polish deputy Foreign Minister Marek Magierowski on Wednesday presented UNESCO Memory of the World certificates to National Remembrance Institute (IPN) and Central Military Archives officials to confirm the inclusion of documents they keep in a UNESCO register.
The inclusion of the Union of Lublin Agreement in UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme is very important, Poland's Culture Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Glinski said on Thursday.
Over 1.7 million tourists from 200 countries visited the Wieliczka salt mine, outside the southern Polish city of Krakow in 2017, 200,000 more than in the previous year. "This is a historic record of attendance", Monika Szczepa from the mine told PAP.