12:14 am 07/15/16

Global Education Outreach Program

2017-03-17T22:54:34-04:00July 15th, 2016|News from Poland, News from the US|

GEOP – POLIN Museum partners with universities and research institutions worldwide

The Global Education Outreach Program (GEOP), supported by the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, is intended to strengthen POLIN Museum as an international center for intellectual exchange and partnerships in the fields of Polish-Jewish studies and Jewish museum studies. GEOP supports research fellowships, scholars-in-residence, post-doctoral seminars, distinguished lectures, conferences, publications, and the development of digital resources.

Seven POLIN research fellowships for 2016/2017 have been awarded to outstanding scholars whose research projects deal with the history and culture of Polish Jews in the historic territory of Poland. Fellows will present their work-in-progress and receive feedback from their colleagues in a monthly seminar. They will also be encouraged to participate in the full program of lectures, workshops, and conferences at POLIN Museum and at the Jewish Historical Institute.


A unique opportunity to name a fellowship or internship

The Greenberg Family International Internships, the first named gift within GEOP, will support ten international internships over a five-year period. During the eight-week summer internships in POLIN Museum’s Education, Research, Publication, and Exhibition departments will offer undergraduate and graduate students, from universities outside Poland, a unique experience. They will deepen their knowledge of the history of Polish Jews, develop professional skills in a world-class museum, and explore today’s Poland. Recruitment for summer 2017 interns will begin in September 2016.

GEOP provides you a unique opportunity to become a partner in this worthy endeavor! Naming opportunities for international fellowships or internships start from 30,000 USD. Help us to create a new generation of scholars and museum professionals dedicated to the history of Polish Jews and their enduring legacy.


International recognition

It is my great pleasure, as POLIN attracts attention everywhere I go. Rooms are full and almost always someone who has seen the museum stands up to praise it. I wish I could accept all the invitations I get, but I get them every month…

— Dariusz Stola

Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of POLIN Museum, is raising the academic and international profile of the museum. He is frequently invited to speak and has made presentations in Paris, in London and Oxford, in Vienna, Berlin, Jena, Osnabruck, and Leipzig, in Oslo, San Sebastian, and Lviv, in Bologna, Ferrara, and Florence, in Beijing and Chengdu (China), in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and in the United States at Stanford University, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In the coming weeks, he will be speaking in Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal.

12:19 am 06/05/16

Children & Youth Education

2016-12-10T00:26:18-05:00June 5th, 2016|News from Poland|


Enter POLIN Museum with a symbolic single złoty if you are a child, teen, or student between 7 and 26 years of age! Starting on June 1, POLIN Museum has been participating in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s nationwide campaign to increase access to cultural heritage for the young.



In July, POLIN Museum and March of the Living (MoL) organized Pay it Forward: POLIN Museum Educational Seminar to plan visits to POLIN Museum and its core exhibition for youth and adult MoL groups. MoL representatives from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom together with POLIN Museum educators, 26 participants in all, discussed their experience as educators and guides and prepared a framework for planning and evaluating MoL’s future visits. This seminar was supported by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, the William K. Bowes Jr. Foundation and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.



The second edition of POLIN Meeting Point: Summer Education School, which encourages intercultural dialogue, took place in July. University students from Poland, Germany, and Israel explored the history of the immediate postwar period from a comparative perspective. Distinguished scholars from Poland, Germany, and Israel lectured on postwar reconstruction, the emergence of new postwar identities in Poland and Germany, and the construction of Israeli statehood. We extend our warmest appreciation to the Nissenbaum Family Foundation, for their support of this program.



The 11th edition of the Polish-Israeli Youth Exchange (PIYE) will take place in September. Seven students from Poland and seven from Israel will get to know each other in workshops, field trips, and projects that explore contemporary Polish-Jewish relations and shared aspects of their histories. Tomek Ulatowski and Ygal Ozechov founded this program over a decade ago and have supported it ever since.



Who knows How Sabbath smells? or wants to play with the letters ABC, alef bet, alef beys…? Our youngest visitors are familiar with both, thanks to At King Matt’s, the colorful space created specially for them. Children explore the world of Jewish culture, tradition, and history in workshops on Jewish holidays and cooking and during meetings with interesting guests, theatrical and musical performances, and film screenings. Almost 3,500 guests visited King Matt’s since its opening in 2016.