The Princes Czartoryski Museum
The exhibition catalogue is a richly illustrated selection of the exhibits from the collection of the Czartoryski family, which can be seen in The Princes Czartoryski Museum since 19th December 2019.
The catalogue depicts the history of this valuable collection.
The publication of the catalogue was implemented as part of the project “Przeszłość Przyszłości. Remont i wyposażenie Muzeum Książąt Czartoryskich - Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie w celu udostępnienia unikatowej kolekcji”.
Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie posiada największą na świecie i najcenniejszą kolekcję dzieł Stanisława Wyspiańskiego, liczącą około 1000 obiektów. Ostatnie wystawy prezentujące jedynie jej część miały miejsce w 2000 i 2007 roku w Gmachu Głównym oraz w Kamienicy Szołayskich.
Judaica in the Collection of the National Museum in Krakow
The collection of Judaica of the National Museum in Krakow has not been published as a whole before.
The study coming out in 2018, preceded by the description of how Judaica collection was created at the NMK, shows objects of artistic craft divided into several thematic groups, according to the adopted order of discussing traditional Jewish culture. The first chapter presents objects of synagogue cult and synagogue furnishings, the second – objects related to family festivals, and the third - those used during other festive rituals. The following chapter includes quite scarce prints and manuscripts, and the next one – a selection of coins, notes and medals. The last chapter includes objects falling out of the aforementioned categories and those that were difficult to qualify as Judaica. In total, the work contains 388 notes of objects that in many cases were given comprehensive glosses, in addition to basic descriptions. It should be mentioned here that many of them have been published for the first time. Furthermore, except for prints and manuscripts (forming quite a random collection) and varia (too diverse to be preceded by a synthetic introduction), the remaining object groups have been given introductory notes describing individual issues and characterizing the context of the creation of the objects as well as the way they functioned in the Jewish culture. The study contains an impressive number of 600 photographs, showing selected details of the objects, as well as goldsmiths’ and other signatures.