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Treasures of the Spanish Crown

The Treasures of the Spanish Crown 13 July 2011 - 9 October 2011, Main Building , al. 3 Maja 1
El Greco, Goya, Ribera, Titian, Veronese, Zurbarán... they have all arrived at the National Museum in Krakow! The Treasures of the Spanish Crown is an exhibition of masterpieces dating from the 15th-19th centuries and loaned to the National Museum in Krakow by Patrimonio Nacional de Espana (the Spanish National Heritage) which is the organisation responsible for administering Spain's royal sites and collections. The event has come about as a result of a collaboration between the two institutions which encompasses the mutual exchange of exhibitions. Under this arrangement, the National Museum in Krakow organised an exhibition in the Royal Palace of Madrid. Entitled Poland. Treasures and Art Collections, or The Golden Age of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, it enjoyed enormous success. The honorary patrons of both exhibitions are the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski and King Juan Carlos I of Spain and both events celebrate Poland's presidency of the Council of the European Union.


Treasures of the Spanish Crown is the first time that the history of Spanish art has been presented in Poland on such a scale and in an exhibition of such significance. We will be displaying exalted historical treasures from the artistic heights. They form a brief guide to the history of the Spanish royal collections, which are currently administered by the institution founded to tend both the moveable and fixed works amassed by the Spanish Crown in the castles, palaces, residencies and monasteries of Spain. Historical events led this Heritage to become state property. Nowadays the Royal Family has the right of using it for official acts and the Government is in charge of its conservation and cultural development.The Royal Collections reflect the changing tastes of the court, its influence upon society and its passion for art, both national and foreign.

More information with photo gallery, game and treasure of the week. http://skarby.muzeum.krakow.pl/en

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