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Silesian Museum, Katowice
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Silesian Museum is a museum in the city of Katowice, Poland.HistoryThe museum was founded in 1929 by the Silesian Sejm, while the region was recovering from the Silesian Uprisings. In the interbellum, the Silesian Museum was one of the biggest museums in Poland. The Nazis however brought the collection to Bytom and tore the building down in 1940. In 1984 the museum was reinstated in a former hotel building.CollectionMainly ethnological and archaeological artefacts from the surrounding area, related to the History of Silesia. Furthermore some 233 works of Polish art, with as remarkable examples portraits by Stanisław Wyspiański and some paintings by Olga Boznańska. Other artists on display from the original collection, returned from Bytom, are:Henryk DerczynskiTadeusz MakowskiJózef MehofferPiotr MichałowskiStanisław WitkiewiczWitold Wojtkiewicz More contemporary artists on display are: Adam MarczyńskiAndrzej Wróblewski Furthermore there are historical objects and artefacts from the region, such as a flask vessel.
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  • Definitely worth to visit for everybody! Sure! Very modern! Suitable for both adults and children
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  • Silesian Museum-very vivid impression. It seems to me, is here embodied the most advanced Museum technology. The quality and variety of installations is simply astounding. Large Exposition-inspection may take about three hours.
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