Warsaw: Big and Small Stories. How the Polish History Museum’s Collection Was Built - Polish History Museum in Warsaw SKIP_TO
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Big and Small Stories. How the Polish History Museum’s Collection Was Built

Key information

01. When?

From: 29/09/2023
To: 24/03/2024

02. Where?

Polish History Museum
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03. Curator of the exhibition

Monika Matwiejczuk, Konrad Morawski, Konrad Pyzel, Rafał Waszczuk, Monika Żebrowska

04. Ticket prices

Bilet normalny: 10 zł, Bilet ulgowy: 5 zł
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Panorama of Polish history

At the exhibition we present a selection of several hundred objects out of the nearly 60,000 present in our collections. We hope that they form a panorama of Polish history, drawing its various contexts - political, civilisational and cultural - and referring not only to our knowledge, but equally to our memories and emotions. They include works of art and craftsmanship, monuments of key importance for the history of Poland and the Polish people, but also seemingly ordinary objects that often witnessed the dramatic  vicissitudes of their owners’ lives.
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Collection of the Polish History Museum, Victoria-Victoria sculpture, aut. K. Bednarski
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Gallery

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photo of painting: The Adoption of the Warsaw Confederation on religious freedoms, a painting by the artists who were members of St Luke’s Brotherhood enlarge
The Adoption of the Warsaw Confederation on religious freedoms, a painting by the artists who were members of St Luke’s Brotherhood
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Polish history in a nutshell

Some of the objects returned to Poland from abroad - most of them as a result of the dramatic events of the Second World War. Others rested for years in the ground or under water and then were excavated during archaeological works. All are now accessible to the public, some for the first time after many years.

We also draw the visitor’s attention to the events that shape our present. By asking questions about what is important to us here and now, we wonder how future generations will remember it and what the objects we show in the exhibition will tell them. For history is a never-ending process - just like the building of our collection.


The new building of the Polish History Museum

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