Profile - The National Museum In Krakow

The National Museum in Krakow was established as Poland’s first national art collecting institution in 1879, when the nation was stripped of its statehood and its country by the partitioning powers. Until the end of World War I, it was the only such large museum accessible to the public in Poland and still today it remains an institution with the biggest number of collections, buildings and permanent exhibitions.

Branches and Galleries of The National Museum-

Main Building- Al.3 Maja 1.
(4812)295 55 00.

Arms and Colours In Poland/
Decorative Art/
20th Century Polish Art/ Temporary exhibitions.

The Bishop Erazm Ciolek Palace- Ul. Kanonicza 17.

Old Polish Art (13th to 18th Century)/ Orthodox Art in the Polish- Lithuanian Republic.

Gallery of the 19th Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice (The Cloth Hall)- Rynek Glowny 1 (Main Market Square 1). (4812)422 11 66.

Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art.

The Jan Matejko House- Ul. Florianska 41.(4812)422 59 26.

The Life and Work of Jan Matejko/ Temporary exhibitions.

The Stanislaw Wyspianski Museum in the Szolayski House- Ul. Szczepanska 11.(4812)292 81 85

The Life and Works of Stanislaw Wyspianski/ Feliks 'Manggha' Jasienski: A Sketch for a Portrait/ Temporary Exhibitions.

The Jozef Menhoffer House- Ul Krupnicza 26. (4812) 421 11 43.

The Life and Works of Jozef Mehoffer/ Mehoffer's Garden/ Temporary Exhibitions.

The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum- Ul. Pilsudkiego 12. (4812) 292 64 40.

Collections accessible to researchers:

The Numismatics Room/ The Collection of Old Prints and Manuscripts/ The Stone Collection(Lapidarium).

The Karol Szymanowski Museum in the Villa 'Atma" in Zakopane- Ul. Kasprusie 19. (4818)201 34 93.

Museum of the Composer's Life and Work.

Collections of Department VI: Far Eastern Art- Ul. M. Konopnickiej 26. (4812) 267 27 03.

Gallery of Old Japanese Art







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