Polin: Legends of Arrival

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On November 12, 2013, at 6 p.m. join us for the second meeting in the cycle of lectures on the Core Exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (New York University), Program Director and Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition, will give a lecture entitled Polin: Legends of Arrival

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett will present the concept of the “Forest” gallery, an entrance experience to the 1000 year history of Polish Jews that follows. “Forest” is a space of historical imagination in which visitors can hear the legends that Jews told themselves about how they came to Poland, why they stayed, and how Poland got its name.

As part of the presentation three legends will be read – the Polin legend, the story of Esther and King Kazimierz the Great, and legends of arrival and welcome.


The cycle of lectures on the Core Exhibition allows the visitors of the to get know about its contents and its backstage before the grand opening in 2014. Each month the experts and the curators tell about experiences and challenges accompanying their work on the galleries of the Core Exhibition.

Place: Screening room

Lecture in English. Simultaneous translation into Polish will be provided.

Free entry.

Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.