Muzeum Ślaskie in Katowice
- The first guide to the newly renovated Silesian Museum, celebrating the cultural heritage of this unique region
- A stunning new addition to the popular Director’s Choice series, written from the expert perspective of the Museum’s Director
- Illustrated throughout with new colour photography
The Silesian Museum in Katowice, Poland, was created to display the material, artistic and spiritual culture of this historic region, which encompasses parts of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
This guide showcases the highlights of the Museum’s extensive collection, which includes not only one of the world’s most valuable collections of Polish paintings but also important archaeological, ethnographic and historical artefacts. It is also home to the Centre for Polish Scenography, which displays items from Poland’s modern theatre scene. These objects from both public and private life reflect the religion, industry and unique culture of the region.
This publication coincides with the opening of a bold new Museum complex, located in one of the former coal mines that have so shaped the region’s identity. This cutting-edge new building breathes fresh life into the underground space and is the first to appear in what will become the Cultural District – the new centre of cultural life for the city.
Also available in a Polish edition.
Alicja Knast has been the Director of the Muzeum Ślaskie in Katowice, Poland, since 2014. Previously she was Director at the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, CEO of the Core Exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and curator and manager at the Fryderyk Chopin Museum.