Long ago, a year has passed
the temporary exhibition

  • 1.08.2017–15.10.2017
  • Ossolińska Gallery
  • free entry

Drawing from the richness of the world described in Adam Mickiewicz’s Pan Tadeusz, we introduce our guests to Polish traditions and customs, as well as to contemporary history of our country through the life stories of the Witnesses of History: Władysław Bartoszewski and Jan Nowak-Jeziorański.

The Pan Tadeusz Museum is a space for interactive meetings with culture, which welcomes everybody. Using the potential of the Golden Sun House located in the heart of Wrocław, we create a diverse event programme. We meet with children and families at creative museum workshops, we welcome teenagers and adults to workshops, lectures, concerts and film projections.

The first year in numbers:

  • 52280 visitors,
  • 24974 visitors at the permanent exhibition;
  • 7715 guests at events and temporary exhibitions;
  • 19591 school and preschool children.

During the first year since the opening of the Pan Tadeusz Museum, the venue hosted events of the Children’s Literature Festival, International Short Story Festival, participated in countrywide actions such as Night of the Museums or the Free Art Day. The museum cooperates with institutions and organisations such as Austrian Cultural Forum, SWPS University Wrocław, the Wrocław Public Library; it also supports various initiatives organised by science and research clubs and societies, offering its patronage.

At the Pan Tadeusz Museum, beside the permanent exhibition, we regularly organise temporary exhibitions. We base on the unique resources of the Ossoliński National Institute, as well as other institutions from Poland and other countries. We actively search for interesting projects which allow us to present both well-known as well as emerging artists in various fields of creativity.

As a museum themed around Adam Mickiewicz’s poem, we regularly invite writers, poems, translators and literature researchers. Only in the first year, we were visited by Stanisław Bereś, Jacek Dehnel, Łukasz Orbitowski, Martin Pollack, Michał Rusinek, Marek Šindelka, Andrzej Skrendo or Wit Szostak, as well as actors – such as Bartosz Porczyk and Rafał Kronenberger.

Visual arts are an important reference point for us. We invited e.g. Andrzej Bednarczyk, Anna Markowska, Tomasz Opania, Ewa Partum or Janusz Stankiewicz. The museum space often becomes a scene for various musical forms, presented e.g. by Igor Boxx, Jakub Dubik, Katarzyna Jakóbczyk, Aleksandra Janowska or Asi Mina.

We regularly invite researchers and experts, as well as renowned people related to the history of Poland. They share their knowledge and experience, also in discussions on various subjects. Among our guests, we were glad to welcome Michał Komar, Zofia Szynal, Jacek Taylor, Marian Turski, Adam Workowski, Bogdan Wojciszke or Justyna Ziółkowska.

Our Museumm was visited by e.g.: Andrzej Wajda and Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda, Elżbieta Dzikowska, Jan Malicki, Małgorzata Niezabitowska, Paul W. Jones (U.S. ambassador to Poland), Karsten Klepsvik (ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway), Eric Falt (deputy General Director of UNESCO), Dagur B. Eggertsson (mayor of Reykjavik), Norbert Lammert (head of the Bundestag), Takeshi Uchiyamada (CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation).