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Euro 2017 U-21
Championship in Krakow.
Krakow co-hosts Euro 2017 Under-21 football championship
in the second half of June, together with five other
Polish cities. Besides Poland eleven national teams
qualified, all players aged 21 years or younger. The
Krakow venue is Stadion Cracovia stadium, situated just
a ten minutes’ walk from Rynek Glowny central square. It
has been chosen for the final on June 30th, 2017 as well
as one of semifinals on June 27th. Earlier – on June
18th, June 21st, and June 24th – the Krakow stadium is
to host matches of Group C which consists of Germany,
the Czech Republic, Denmark, and Italy.
Cracovia Krakow, the Ice Champ
Krakow’s ice hockey team, ComArch Cracovia aka
Cracovia Krakow, has won Poland’s
championship for season 2016/2017, the second time
in row. In total the club has held twelve
titles since 1937 when it prevailed for the first
time. In 2006 Cracovia celebrated its centenary as the
club’s football team played its first match in 1906.
Krakow National Museum Is to
Get a New Branch.
The National Museum in
Krakow will open a brand-new branch to display its
collections of the Polish design and architecture, from
fashion to furniture to interior decoration. It will be
situated in the recently purchased building of Hotel
Cracovia, opposite the main hall of the Krakow National
Museum. The hotel, completed in 1965, is considered a
good example of the Polish 20th-century modernist
architecture. As the structure requires conversion and
modernization, it will take years to open the new branch
of the National Museum. But as early as next May the
building is to host the first temporary exhibition.
stripped, piece by piece.
Krakow’s Veit Stoss’s grand altarpiece in St. Mary
church, the world’s best medieval sculpture, is
undergoing a thorough conservation which requires the
temporary removal of its segments. Elements transferred
to the restoration workshop are replaced with
life-size photos showing the missing parts – cold
comfort to visitors eager to see one of the top
attractions of Krakow. The renovation of the
42-foot-high and 36-foot-wide masterpiece, which
consists of 200 marvelous limewood sculptures, is to
last till 2020 or longer and will cost well over three
The Czartoryski Museum
Krakow’s famed Czartoryski Museum will reopen, fingers
crossed, in December 2019. But in the meantime the
public can see its most valuable items on a temporary
show in adjacent Arsenal. The exhibition, called “Most
Valuable. The Princes Czartoryski Collection.”
displays such gems as Rembrandt’s ‘Landscape with the
Good Samaritan’ and Lucas Cranach’s portraits of
Polish royalty. Yet the museum’s crown jewel, Leonardo’s
“Lady with an Ermine’, remains exhibited
separately – in the main hall of the Krakow National
Museum at 3 Maja street from May 19th, 2017. Meant as a
cross-section of the Czartoryski collections, the show
contains not only works of art but also rare
antiquities, memorabilia connected with great men and
Polish history, documents, and ancient decorative and
functional art. The exhibition is to stay open till
April 8, 2018. The building of the city arsenal of the
16th century stands opposite the main body of the
Czartoryski Museum, across Pijarska street, and has been
an annex to it since 1876, housing initially the
Czartoryski Library and next, from 1975, the museum’s
collection of antiquities.
Government Has Bought
the Czartoryski Museum.
Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, Lady with an
Ermine, has changed hands together with the
entire collections of
Princes Czartoryski Museum in Krakow. Until
recently the property of The Princes Czartoryski
Foundation, they have been sold to the Polish
government for euro 100 million, a fraction of an
estimated value, on December 29th, 2016. The deal
includes some 86,000 museum pieces and about 250,000
books and manuscripts as well as the buildings of
The Czartoryski Museum and The Czartoryski Library,
both situated in the historic center of Krakow. Upon
the occasion Poland’s Minister of Culture and
National Heritage, Mr. Piotr Glinski, promised quick
completion of the stalled modernization of The
Czartoryski Museum and its long overdue reopening
–as a branch of the
National Museum which is to own its collections
from now on. For the meantime. Leonardo's
Lady with an
will be exhibited in the National Museum's
main building at 1, 3 Maja street.
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