Although the ruins at the site of the 1st Military Clinical Hospital in Lublin were known for some time, investigations were launched after an intrigued worker recalled stories from post-war doctors at the hospital about their origins.
Lead conservator Dr Eliza Buszko said that although they had been able to identify images of the saints, “inscriptions under the cardinal portraits were damaged, so whilst we have been able to ascribe names to some, others remain unidentified.”
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz Museum will offer a scholarship programme for Ukrainians with a degree in conservation, the museum announced on Thursday.
Initially believed to have been an example of a woolly rhinoceros, closer inspection by experts from the University of Wrocław revealed it was a specimen of the much rarer Stephanorhinus or Merck’s rhinoceros. The palaeontologists came to the rescue after the builders, saying they were going to dump the bones, went to watch a football match.
Bought for a few złotys 28 years ago from a market near Lublin, when the current owner discovered the true value of the small oil on canvass he was so astonished he crashed his car into a ditch.
The 23 titles in 32 volumes at the Raczyński Library in Poznań include the "Civitatum aliquote insignarum et locorum magis munitorum exacta delineatio" published in Venice in 1574 – the oldest atlas in the library’s collection and one of the oldest around.
Last year, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation donated a record amount of PLN 12 million (EUR 2.62 million) towards conservation work at the Auschwitz Memorial, the head of the foundation, Marek Zajac, has announced.
A 17th century church in the heart of Poland’s capital Warsaw has just had a very expensive make-over.
The gold will help restore one of Warsaw’s most famous churches to its former glory.
The discovery described by museum staff as "exceptional" was made during conservation work on shoes that make up part of the permanent exhibition at the Auschwitz museum.