The distinction comes after many years of efforts to give the Stalin-era district ok Kraków the prestigious label and paves the way for a listing on UNESCO's world heritage list.
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.
The tradition, known in Polish as Konkurs Szopek Krakowskich, sees entrants compete to make the most colourful, imaginative and intricate hand-made nativity scenes, almost always set against the backdrop of the iconic spires of Krakόw’s St Mary’s Basilica.
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to raise finance for an online Kashubian dictionary – a necessity, say campaigners, if the language is to be kept alive by younger generations.
A Swedish right-wing MP has suggested that Sweden should return to Poland a precious document dated 1505 which was looted by the Swedes during the Deluge (1655-1660).
The mayor of the southern Polish city of Kraków has called on UNESCO not to organise the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee in the Russian city of Kazan, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
What is the remit of Poland’s National Heritage Institute at home and how can it help save Ukrainian cultural heritage from Russian missiles?
Maria Prymachenko’s dazzlingly colourful renderings of life in the Ukrainian countryside showcase a world that is gradually being destroyed by Russian bombs.
Poland is in favour of stripping Russia of its membership in UNESCO, a deputy culture minister has said.
With the obvious parallels of Nazi and Soviet looting of Polish culture and art in World War Two, leading Polish museums have now joined together to set up the Committee for Assistance to Museums of Ukraine. Almost 20 institutions from all over Poland have already joined the project.