Museum of Warsaw’s May 2017 opening marked the successful completion of an extraordinary 3-year makeover. It transformed the entire north wall of Warsaw’s Old Town Market Square, along with more than 3000 square metres of MoW interiors.
The project officially called “The Modernization, Conservation and Digitisation of Historical Facilities of the Museum of Warsaw’s Principal Seat at the Old Market Square [Rynek Starego Miasta] in Warsaw” was completed thanks to the generous support funding under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism in “The Conservation and Revitalisation of Cultural Heritage” programme area. The support was provided by the Norwegian Funds and the EEA funds from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as well as local resources.
The net cost of this investment was PLN 49 834 621.00, of which PLN 15 313 320.00 in support funding. The total project cost stood at PLN 60 297 591.00 (over EUR 14 million).
The below news items document projects financed within the scope of the programme.
Where do ”Warsawers” come from?
”Skąd się biorą warszawiacy?” (Where do ”Warsawers” come from?) - social, economic and cultural consequences of the migration) – conference & book addressing the question of our identity - now out (PL version only).
Grand Opening of the Museum of Warsaw / 26-28th May [press conference]
26th May 2017, 8 PM, after years of intensive restoration works, the Museum of Warsaw will open its door to the general public again. In 11 modernised tenement houses at 28-42 Old Town Market Square, a new core exhibition, a diverse program of events, meetings, workshops and tours will await the visitors, who will also be able to enjoy the Museum’s café, library, cinema and observation point. We look forward to seeing you there on the last weekend of May (26-28 May).
Study Visit to Norway. From 18th to 22nd April 2017
It was an occasion to visit important norwegian institutions and meet their directors. At the end of April 14 people from the Museum of Warsaw went to Oslo and Bergen.
Norwegian guests visit MoW’s new interiors
Prof. Brita Brenna (Centre for Museum Studies, University of Oslo) brought her students along to visit our museum today.
Things in museum. Conference
The University Museum of Bergen and the Museum of Warsaw presented a conference on the newest ideas of museology. That was the opportunity to meet museum experts from Norway and Poland few months before the re-opening of the Museum of Warsaw and its new core exhibition Things of Warsaw.
From a Tenement House to a Museum
The digital version of the book outlining the extraordinary history of the Museum of Warsaw’s principal site in the Old Town Market Square is now available for viewing on our website.