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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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  • The Museum, about which you can say that it is the 22nd century museum with its magnificent collection of painting, temporary exhibitions, the Hall of mirrors for the children, a delicious cake in the Café and gift shop Museum. A great collection of stage design. Fantastically prepared the history of mine, work, and everyday life of miners and their families. Brilliantly used multimedia. Recommend.
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  • Fabulous museum in which you can relax thanks to it minimalistic architecture inside the building. Everything in composed so well and smoothly that you want to walk with calm and is encouraging you to...  more »
  • A modern museum to show objectively complicated history of Silesia. I recommend you to explore!
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