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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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  • We spent 4 hours and still feel hungry. To visit a lot. On one of the floors of the exhibition on the history of Upper Silesia. The exhibition interesting for the whole family. The history of our region, presented in the form of interesting scenes. A lot of the exhibits. On the top floor of a typical Gallery of painting and sculpture. A lot of beautiful works. Really worth to come here with family and friends. RECOMMEND
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  • Starting from mega polite and competent Lord Valet (the first impression of super!) after all the security guards ladies on registers all super polite helpful and competent. A very interesting exhibition of painting and exhibitions on the lower floor. Interesting productions, a lot of the exhibits. Unfortunately we had to turn on the overnight tour, but for sure we will be back.
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  • Brilliant Museum to get to know the whole stories. It is worth to spend a couple of hours. Must see exhibition Light history which includes how to mine. Great designed the exhibition, with a huge amount of interesting information and media. As part of the break is also where to eat lunch or drink coffee. Man-friendly place:)
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