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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
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.
Krakow Catholics Have
a New Shepherd.
Pope Francis has
appointed Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski to succeed
Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz as Metropolitan of the
Krakow Archdiocese. Until recently Archbishop
Jedraszewski, 67, was Metropolitan of the
Archdiocese of Lodz, the industrial city in central
Poland. Until his elevation in 2012 to the rank of
archbishop he managed to combine careers of a
Catholic prelate and a university philosophy
professor. In Poland Archbishop Jedraszewski has a
reputation as an outspoken conservative. His
predecessor as the head of the Catholic Church in
the Krakow region, Cardinal Dziwisz, has retired at
77 – he is best known for his role as the closest
aide to Pope John Paul II.
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