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.
Art galleries and museums have now reopened to the public in line with Covid lockdown easing, but the pandemic may have permanently changed the way we engage with art.
Museums and galleries are now open again across the country, including the reopening of the Gallery of Ancient Art at the National Museum in Warsaw.
Treasured by historians, the fortifications which formed a bulwark of Festung Krakau, an ambitious 19th century project that was to safeguard the city from further conquest, will now be turned into museums, art galleries, equestrian centres and tourist ‘hotspots’.
TFN talks to Mirosław Nizio, the man who has reinvented the museum experience as we know it.
From the quirky to the divine, Tarnów in southeast Poland pretty much has it all.
The go-ahead to reopen comes 53 days after the castle closed its doors in March and is part of the second stage of what the government is calling ‘defrosting the economy’.
Specifically renovated to coincide with the 200th anniversary of “modern” Łódź this year, with its elegant interiors and beautiful works of art, the palace is like ‘a time machine’, oozing with the splendour of the age.
Taking to the internet can help keep theatres alive and provide museums with an opportunity to reach out to new audiences.
The 2018 edition of Poland’s Night of the Museums kicks off next week. The annual event which sees museums, galleries, historic buildings and theatres across the country throw open their doors into the early hours to members of the public for free begins on 19 May, unless you’re in Krakow which traditionally runs its Night of the Museums the night before.