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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • CULTURAL COOPERATION

  • 8 June 2017

    Prof. Dariusz Stola, director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews – Polin presented its history and exceptional educational offer at the Jewish Cultural Festival in Copenhagen.

    The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, usually referred to as Polin was open in Warsaw in 2014 and since then has achieved an enormous success scoring records in the numbers of visitors. Moreover, it was awarded numerous international and Polish museum prizes, including the most prestigious European Museum of the Year award. Its director, prof. Dariusz Stola was the guest of the Jewish Culture Festival taking place from 2nd to 7th of June in Copenhagen. On 5th of June he met the festival audience to present a brief history of the museum, its location and collection. He pinpointed the most important elements of the core exhibit, including the replica of a wooden synagogue from the town Gwoździec, handcrafted with 17th century carpentry techniques and the reconstruction of a Warsaw street from the 1920-ties, when the district of Muranow seemed to be the global center of Jewish cultural life. Furthermore, prof. Stola dwelled upon the highlights of the 1000 years of common Polish – Jewish history, which the museum is dedicated to.

     

    During his stay in Copenhagen prof. Dariusz Stola paid a visit to Janne Laursen, the director of Danish Jewish Museum. The meeting focused on the exchange of good practices in the running of a cultural institution, as well as on the potential future cooperation of both institutions on exhibition projects. During a further meeting at the Department of Humanities of the Copenhagen University research projects and possible study visits for Danish students and researchers where at core of the discussions.

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