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POLIN MUSEUN IS REOPENING TODAY!

2020-06-26T15:03:33-04:00June 26th, 2020|POLIN Museum|

We are pleased to announce the reopening of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Friday June 26. Due to the pandemic, POLIN Museum and all other cultural institutions in Poland were forced to close on March 12. During the last three months, we have forged ahead, working from home, to bring POLIN Museum to you – online, with a rich cultural and educational program.

Although the building was closed, our museum without walls has been wide open, and we succeeded in reaching tens of thousands of people during this period. Many of them encountered POLIN Museum for the first time and will now come to visit us.

Given the uncertain times, we are reopening POLIN Museum in stages, starting with our new temporary exhibition, Tu Muranów / Here Is Muranów. This exhibition explores the very neighborhood where POLIN Museum is located.

We hope to reopen the core exhibition later this summer and to restart our public programs shortly thereafter. For now, we invite you to visit us online. Our many online programs in English are described below.

We thank you for your continuing interest in POLIN Museum and support of our efforts to recover the history of Polish Jews and transmit its legacy to future generations. We are committed to strengthening the resilience of civil society by fostering dialogue in the spirit of mutual understanding and respect.

We look forward to welcoming you to POLIN Museum, in person, in accordance with all safety protocols, and online.

Resilience: Jewish Museums in Uncertain Times

2020-06-26T14:57:56-04:00June 17th, 2020|POLIN Museum|

Taube Jewish Heritage Tours -TJTTalks on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT featuring two of POLIN Museum’s innovators in conversation Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and our newly appointed Director, Zygmunt Stepinski. They will be discussing a very timely topic, RESILIENCE: JEWISH MUSEUMS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES.

Watch Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Zygmunt Stępiński, its recently appointed director, as they discuss reopening and future directions of the award-winning museum.