Three new exhibitions at Polish Museum

Pop in and discover the historical timeline in the exhibition 1918-2018.

Come visit us at 125 Elliot Street, behind Liquorland.

‘1918-2018 Poland 100 Years’. 2018 is a special year in the history of Poland. Poland was off the political map for 123 years and regained its independence at the conclusion of World War I. Come and discover the historical timeline.

Every year in Poland, the Polish Government chooses key people to celebrate, known as The Year Of … This year, at the museum, we are showcasing ‘The Year of Irena Sendler’, whose life was made famous in the film Life in a Jar. Irena was a selfless nurse who saved Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto in World War II.

Because this is a significant year, museum staff have chosen a second exhibition featuring a famous poet, ‘The Year of Zbigniew Herbert’. He is well known for his words ‘No time to grieve for roses when the forests are burning’. A winner of over twenty literary awards, from the late 1960s, Herbert was one of the most serious contenders for the Nobel Prize for Literature. His books have been translated into 38 languages.

Looking ahead, also with the theme of the Hundred Years, watch for events at the Polish Museum, part of the Auckland Heritage Festival 2018, running from September 30 – October 14. Events will include the talk ‘My Heritage and Regained Freedom’ by museum founder and former Honorary Consul, John Roy-Wojciechowski who will speak on his life and the Centennial of Poland’s Regained Independence.