The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, founded in 1888, is the oldest in Poland and one of the largest ethnographic museums in Europe. It owns the richest collection of ethnographic objects (about 80 000 items) and archival materials in Poland. For over 125 years, the Museum has been a meeting place for art lovers, and today – a significant point on the cultural map of Warsaw and Poland. Its head office (former building of the Land Credit Society) is located in the center of Warsaw, in the close vicinity of Zachęta gallery and the Academy of Fine Arts. The State Ethnographic Museum shows several permanent exhibitions presenting the most valuable collections: “Czas świętowania” (“Celebration Time”), “Zwykłe – niezwykłe (“Usual – unusual”), “Zakochany Chopin” (“Chopin in Love”). The Museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and numerous activities for children and adults. In the main hall is located Cafe Bily Konicek designed in a modern style, in which workshops and readings take place. Thanks to a thorough modernization, the new exhibition halls of the Museum are equipped with the latest audiovisual and digital techniques. Here has been also established the first and only Museum for Children in Poland, where youngsters are able to actively explore the art and culture regions from around the world.