The Minister of Culture and the Mayor of Warsaw toured the Museum’s emerging Core Exhibition
On February 26, 2014 Bogdan Zdrojewski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of the City of Warsaw, familiarized themselves with the advancement level of work in all galleries of the exhibition produced by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute. They were accompanied by representatives of the Association: Piotr Wiślicki (Chairman) and Marian Turski (Co-Chair and Chairman of the Museum Council), as well as the Museum’s newly-nominated director Professor Dariusz Stola and Andrzej Cudak, the acting director.
The guests were guided around the exhibition by Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, the Core Exhibition Program Director (The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute) and Alicja Knast, the Core Exhibition Chief Executive Officer (The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute). They presented the already installed architectural and background elements of the exhibition, including impressive, hand-painted decorations. They also reported on the implementation of substantive as well as technical plans and presented the work course for the coming months, leading to the grand opening on October 28, 2014.
It was a momentous visit for the Museum, which is the first ever public-private partnership cultural institution in Poland. All the founders of the exhibition gathered together while touring its installation. We would like to remind you that the public sector (the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the City of Warsaw) covered the cost of the Museum’s construction and building equipment, whilst the non-governmental organization (The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute) is responsible for financing the cost of the Core Exhibition. The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute also authored the exhibition project and supervises the process of its production.
The design and execution of the core exhibition is financed and overseen by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, thanks to the support of donors from all over the world.