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22.03.2018 / News

Virtual 3D Tour Around The Exhibition ‘The Microcosm of Things: Public and Private Lives of Collections’

Virtual 3D Tour Around The Exhibition ‘The Microcosm of Things: Public and Private Lives of Collections’

Take a virtual 3D tour and visit the temporary exhibition ‘The Microcosm of Things: Public and Private Lives of Collections’

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The history of the Museum of Warsaw can be told through  the stories of individual things: ones that began as everyday objects in private homes, and ended up in museum exhibit.

From a private collection to a common good

Thanks to the efforts of Warsaw history enthusiasts, items that were once stowed away in trunks and dressers have reemerged in a new role: objects in a museum collection, on display to the general public. The character of private collections was shaped by the tastes of their owners.

Once these objects entered the public space that is the museum, they became a common good. They are presented at exhibitions. They are an important resource for educators and scholars of Warsaw history.

The post-war launch of the Museum of Warsaw took place in 1955, after the reconstruction of the former residential building designated to house the intitution was complete.