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The New Sukiennice

The New Sukiennice project has been completed: a fundamental remodelling and modernisation of the Department of the National Museum in Kraków – the Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art in the Sukiennice, the first Polish museum to be named a “national” museum. On 3 September we will open the Gallery to the public.

- We have chosen as an excellent opportunity for the ceremonial signing of the symbolic Deed of Renewal for the National Museum in Cracow after 130 years of uninterrupted operation. Before our eyes, an elegant art salon has appeared, where the modern will coexist with the traditional”, said the director of the National Museum in Cracow, Zofia Gołubiew.

There was a patriotic dimension to the foundation of the Gallery at the Sukiennice. On the third of October 1879, in the newly-restored flagship spaces of the Sukiennice, the fiftieth anniversary of the commencement of Józef Ignacy Kraszewski’s creative work was grandly celebrated.Two days later, Henryk Siemiradzki decided to donate his painting Nero’s Torches to the city, to be added to the future collection of the National Museum. Similar gestures were made by other artists who took part in the celebration. The resolution of the City of Cracow on 7 October created the National Museum in the Sukiennice as the property of the Commune of the City of Cracow “for the use of the entire nation”.

All necessary information concerning the Sukiennice museum can be found on the National Museum in Krakow website:
  • 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