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Night of Museums 2016

Night of Museums 2016

7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
free entry
We invite you to visit our Museum during the 13. edition of the Night of Museums - Discovering the Unknown. May 13 all branches of the National Museum in Krakow will be open only between 7.00 p.m. - 01.00 a.m.

al. 3 Maja 1

Gallery The Arms and Uniforms of Poland – weapons since the early Middle Ages to World War II

  • 19:00 A meeting with a curator: Uniforms of Polish cavalry - from the Confederation of Bar to the November Uprising. Piotr Wilkosz
  • 21:30 A meeting with a curator: Winged riders – hussar relics. Michał Dziewulski
Gallery of Decorative Art – a collection of fabrics, goldsmithery, glass, ceramics, furniture, musical instruments and Judaica
  • Museum of Sound – An acoustic microscope – an interactive sound installation
  • 19:30 A meeting in the Gallery: A little bit about lace, Agnieszka Kwiatkowska
Gallery of 20th Century Polish Art - presentation of Polish art spanning the period from last century to the present, from the works of Boznańska, Malczewski, Wyspiański through to the works of Nowosielski, Kantor and the youngest generation of artists
  • 21:00 A meeting at Alina Szapocznikow’s Zielnik sculpture, Anna Budzałek
Temporary exhibition: Don't dream about love, Kuryluk
(Temporary Exhibition Room, I floor)
  • 22:00 Screening of a documentary about Ewa Kuryluk: On the pupil speckle (The Samurai’s Room, ground floor)
  • 23:00 Screening of the documentary: Vera Icon, Ewa Kuryluk (The Samurai’s Room, ground floor)
Presentation of new exhibits received under the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage:
  • Ludwik Puget Collections – sculptures and furniture (Foyer, 2nd floor)
  • Presentation of mosaics by Ewa Żygulska (lecture theatre, ground floor) 
    21:00 A supporting meeting for the presentation, Bożena Kostuch
  • Presentation of Painting 3 of the „Paintings” series by Piotr (Peter) Grzybowski

20:00 Concert: Sail away into the unknown, performed by the Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow (foyer, ground floor)

19:00-21:00 Educational initative: For me, art is… (yard in front of the Museum)

Main Square 3
Presentation of works by the most outstanding Polish painters, e.g. Michałowski, Grottger, Matejko, Siemiradzki, Malczewski, Wyczółkowski, Chełmoński

  • 20:00 A meeting with curator: Brandt vs Chełmoński, Aleksandra Krypczyk-De Barra
  • 21:00 A meeting with a conservator: Paintings of Maksymilian Gierymski – a different point of view, Elżbieta Zygier
  • 22:00 A meeting with a curator "by Jan Stanisławski’s landscapes”, Urszula Kozakowska-Zaucha
  • 23:00 Screening of the film called: Lost Museum 2016 (Mediateka)


 Kanonicza Street No 17

Gallery Orthodox Art of the Old Polish Republic 

Gallery Art of Old Poland the 12th-18th Century

  • 19:00 Tour of a galery: Early modern art masterpices, Tomasz Zaucha
  • 21:30 A meeting by the painting: Three Marias, Wojciech Marcinkowski

Exhibition: Krakow within your Reach - several hundred historical copies of the most valuable architectural sculptures coming from, e.g. the Krakow cathedra and St. Mary’s Church)

  • 20:00 A meeting with the curator of the exhibition, Tomasz Zaucha
  • 19:00 A meeting „by the work of art” Mysterious Tympanum from the New City, Wojciech Marcinkowski
19:00 - 22:00 A re-enactment group performance: Krakow Hussar Company Detachment

19:00 - 21:00 Educational initiative For me, art is… (yard)

Piłsudskiego Street No 12

Exhibtion comprising of more than 2500 most valuable coins, medals and banknotes from the Numismatic Toom and priceless old prints and maps from Emeryk Hutten-Czapski’s collection
  • 19:30 A meeting with a curator: What information can we read off banknotes?, Anda Jaworucka-Drath
  • 21:30 A meeting with a curator: Lydians, Persian People, Greeks, Romans, Celts – the ancient coin, Jarosław Bodzek
19:00 - 21:00 Educational initiative For me, art is… (pavement in fornt of the Branch)

Piłsudskiego Street No 12
  • 20:00 Tour of the Jozef Czapski Pavilion, Katarzyna Bik
  • 22:00 A meeting with Józef Czapski, Olga Jaros
  • 22:30 Screening of a film about one of the most famous English landscape painters in the garden

pl. Szczepański 9

Exhibition: Viva art! Feliks Jasieński’s collection. From Japan to Europe. Beautiful and Useful Objects  (II floor)

Manggha amid his collections presentation of portrait of Feliks Jasieński painted by Teodor Grott, juxtaposed with treasures from the Krakow National Museum’s collection (II floor)

  • 19:30 Introduction to the presentation, Beata Pacana
  • 20:30 A meeting with a curator, Drawings in Feliks Jasieński’s collections, Danuta Godyń
    22:00 Curator-led tour of an exhibition From Japan to Europe. Beautiful and Useful Objects, Beata Romanowicz (II floor
  • Screening of an animated film called Kuniyoshi. A cavern in a floating world (lecture hall, ground floor)

Exhibition: Szymborska’s drawer

19:00 - 21:00 Educational initative For me, art is… (the pavement in front of the Branch)

Floriańska Street No 41
Objects of historical value, connected with Jan Matejko’s artistic and teaching activity as well as his passion for collecting, with hitherto unknown aspects of the painter’s life and work, collections of craft items, fabrics and militaria

  • 19:30 and 21:30 a curator-led tour: A collection with a surprise, Marta Kłak-Ambrożkiewicz
  • 20:30 and 22:30 Screening of a film called Museum Lost 2016, introduction by Agnieszka Zagrajek (Krakow Room, IInd floor)

19:00 - 21:00 Educational initiative For me, art is… (the pavement in front of the Branch)

Krupnicza Street No 26
The interiors of Józef Mehoffer’s House recreate the decor and atmosphere of the artist’s former home. In the house there are numerous works by Józef Mehoffer: stained glass windows, oil paintings, designs and drawings

Presenatation of items obtained by the National Museum in Krakow under the Ministry of Culture schemeCaritas stained glass window and drawing studies for Fribourg stained glass windows by Józef Mehoffer

  • 19:30 and 21:30 A complimentary meeting with the curator, for the presentation of the newly acquired items, Beata Studziżba-Kubalska
19:00 - 21:00 Educational initiative For me, art is… (the pavement in front of the Branch)

pl. Sikorskiego 6

Presentation of European paintings and sculptures from the period between XII and XX centuries – including paintings of Veneziano, Lott, Jan van Goyen, Maes, Strozzi, Magnasco, Fabre, de Vlaminck and sculptures by Thorvaldsen, Canova and Vigeland
  • Presentations of sculptures by Barbara FalenderSarcophagus and Sarcophagus for parents (Courtyard) – the purchase of works is co-financed by th Minister of Culture and National Heritage
    20:00  Curators meeting accompanying the presentation, Anna Budzałek

  • 21:30 and 22:30 Guided tour: Faces of Europeum, Paulina Chełmecka

19:00 - 21:00 Educational initiative For me, art is…(the pavement in fornt of the Branch)

św. Marka Street No 17

Presentation of works from the atelier of the Master of Hutters’ Bible (reading room 4th floor)

  • 19:00 and 21:30 Commentary: dr Katarzyna Płonka-Bałus
  • 19:30 Lecture: The Master of Hutters’ Bible and book paintings in Krakow in the first twenty five-years of the 15th century, dr Katarzyna Płonka-Bałus 

A Branch of the National Museum in Krakow
Kasprusie Street No 19

Attention: the Power of Museum in Zakopane will be held on the 14/15th of May 2016
Presentation of the works of the composer, his connections with Zakopane and the folklore of the Podhale region, as well as a collection of his personal belongings (including portraits by S.I. Witkiewicz)

  • Concerts: 18.00, 20.00, 21:00, 22.00 and 23.00 

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