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Japanese woodcut in the Krakow National Museum's collection 

Krakow's Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology 

Krakow’s outpost of the Japanese creativity and ingenuity opened at 26 Konopnickiej street in 1994 as the Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology. Renamed Museum of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha", it remains the biggest institution promoting Japan's culture in the whole Central and Eastern Europe. 

 

The Center of Japanese Art and Technology is a brainchild of Andrzej Wajda, the renowned Oscar-awarded Polish film maker, who also contributed his 340,000 US dollars Kyoto city award and helped to raise the outstanding 5.5 million dollars to erect it. 

Museum of Japanese Art and Technology on the map of Krakow

The wave-shaped building of the Manghha Museum on the bank of the Wisla river just opposite the Wawel Hill was designed by Arata Isozaki, Japan's prominent architect. It houses part of the Krakow National Museum’s Japanese collections such as fabulous Japanese woodcuts, porcelain, splendid artifacts of ancient handicraft, ornate weaponry, etc. Many of them were amassed by Feliks “Manggha” Jasienski, a wealthy Polish connoisseur, by the end of the 19th century and donated to the National Museum in Krakow in 1920. 

The Manggha Center organizes various temporary exhibitions, concerts, presentations, etc., pertaining mostly but not exclusively to Japan’s national heritage or its present-day achievements. Its modern auditorium is a popular venue for concerts of classical music and jazz as well as conferences in Krakow

Tickets and opening hours of the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology 

The  Museum of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha" is open every day except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Regular tickets cost 20 zloties, reduced 15 zloties. Available are family tickets for adults with children priced at 35 zloties and group tickets for 100 zloties. Admission to permanent exhibitions is free on Tuesdays.

Contact information of the Museum of Japanese Art and Technology - Manggha. 

Postal address: Muzem Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej "Manggha", ul. Konopnickiej 26, 30-302 Krakow, Poland. 

Phone (+48) 122673753 or (+48) 122672703. Web site www.manggha.krakow.pl  

 


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