Regained capital. Warsaw 1915-1918
The First World War was to Warsaw the period of changes that flourished after Poland regained its independence. Not only the dramatic events of the war, but also the political, administrative and social changes revolutionised the life of the city. When the war broke out, Warsaw was the capital of one of the governorates of the Russian Empire; when it finished, the city became the capital of the independent, reborn Polish state. The change was due to huge social involvement of the citizens who often varied in terms of background, orientation and vision of the political future of the state. In 1918, Warsaw had organised administrative structures and several thousands of qualified officials ready to take charge of the city’s enlarged territory.
Regained capital. Warsaw 1915-1918 will consist of exhibits from our collection, as well as objects borrowed from other Warsaw museums. You will be able to see a large selection of photographs by Stanisław Nofok-Sowiński and Henryk Poddębski, a collection of photographs by German artists from the Sightseeing Society, plans of the changing Warsaw, works of Warsaw-based artists, such as Józef Rapacki and Stanisław Jabłczyński, and patriotic jewellery from various societies and social organisations.
the exhibition is open:
26 september – 30 december 2018
Barbara Hensel-Moszczyńska, Anna Topolska
Barbara Domaradzka, Elżbieta Petruk, Katarzyna Białach, Monika Mazurek
Katarzyna Szaniawska, Alan Lockwood
Ksenia Góreczna, Ewa Lenczewska, Marek Lisik, Krzysztof Świerczewski, Michał Tański
Radosław Adamski, Jan Bliźniak, Ewa Grzywacz, Patryk Jaworek, Anna Kobyłecka, Teresa Łempicka, Anna Marks, Katarzyna Szafrańska, Anna Marta Zdanowska
Robert Kołodziejski, Agata Kłos, Igor Nowak, Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Warszawie (The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw)
Collection Sharing Department
Grzegorz Konsalik, Lan Tran Hai
Part of the exhibits made available courtesy of
Archiwum Państwowego w Warszawie (The State Archive in Warsaw), Filmoteki Narodowej – Instytutu Audiowizualnego (National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute), Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie (National Museum in Warsaw), Muzeum Teatralnego (Theatre Museum), Muzeum Wojska Polskiego (Polish Army Museum), Zygmunta Hartwiga