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ANEW. Permanent exhibition in process

Spring stands for new life, rebirth, re-creation, starting things ANEW. The beginning of change in the permanent exhibition and exploration of ritual meanings.
During the rites of spring the sacred and the profane meet, Christian and pagan beliefs stand side by side as do religion and magic. Vital forces are reborn, Christ is resurrected, life triumphs and a dry tree trunk turns into leaf becoming the axis mundi, the tree of life, which transforms the concrete ceiling in colourful plough lands. We started with the egg. "Treat us to some eggs.." is a story about pisanka painted Easter eggs given as gifts. We discover the names of villages where pisanka eggs come from, read the information on them, find the codes hidden in the colours and motifs. The magnifying glass can sharpen the eyesight and allow to see what the naked eye might miss, waking the spirit of an explorer and adventurer in the visitor. "It's the willow twig which beats you, not I..." they called on Palm Sunday. Looking at the Easter palm we detect the original intention: willow twigs, which come into leaf first in the spring, were used to give a thrashing to stimulate the vital powers and to provide life-giving properties to men and beast. We expose the organic character of Easter palms, emphasize their original features and symbolism. We focus on the simplicity of the oldest exhibits. We are still working on ANEW . We have finished two of the "four corners of the world in spring" - pisanki Easter eggs and willows-Easter palms, we still working on the figurines of "negotiators" from the borderland between the two worlds and on Emaus and Rękawka Krakow church fairs. ANEW. Permanent exhibition in process. First phase of change.

Phase One opened to the public in December 2011.
Phase Two ended in May 2012. Scheduled completion of the hall: 2013.
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  • Program regionalny
  • województwo maloposkie
  • Unia Europejska
The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013