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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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  • Probably the best Museum in Poland. You might want to see permanent exhibitions, especially painting the Janów Group (art naif). Temporary exhibitions-always interesting. Finally-enjoy even to stroll in the Park created on the roof of the Museum, pokopalniane buildings, exhaust Tower. There are also 2 restaurants to choose from.
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  • Good and useful place, you should visit at least once in their lives. Particularly interesting is the visit to the Tower shaft mine, where is a super view of the Katowice:)
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  • This museum I surprised pleasantly. Many Poles asked me why was Katowice if there was nothing to see. Really it is worth spending a few hours in this place. I was wanting to climb the Tower since the climate did not permit it. Against: at the headquarters of the centre there was no English translations.
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