President’s Report and list of Key Events 2022

Dear AIPA Members,
I am happy to report that the last eleven months following our AGM in November 2021 were very
fruitful.


Firstly, we conducted a thorough revision of our members’ register. This meant collecting and
reviewing information from all members and correcting any inaccuracies in the register. Physical
addresses, emails, names, and titles have all been updated. We also put in place mechanisms that
will prevent the register from becoming out of date in the future. It was a mammoth task but of
critical importance for our future communication. I thank all the members for filling in the
questionnaires.


Secondly, we reviewed AIPA’s Statutory Rules (Constitution). This huge task took six months and
involved several Subcommittee meetings and discussions. At the Special General Meeting (SGM)
on 25 June 2022, proposed amendments to Statutory Rules were voted on and several minor
changes were introduced to the wording of specific paragraphs. We clarified previously
misinterpreted paragraphs, such as the voting status of bona fide couples.
Despite the time-consuming bureaucratic tasks, AIPA continued to organise events.


Covid-19 continued to affect us in 2021, yet even during the lockdowns, AIPA managed to increase
the number of guests and events. The list of guests during 2021-22 lockdowns includes such
distinguished speakers as Professor Rafał Pankowski, co-founder of Poland’s leading anti-racist
organization ‘NEVER AGAIN’, Professor Stanisław Obirek, cultural anthropologist interested in
the place of religion in modern cultures, inter-religious dialogue, and strategies for overcoming
conflicts between different civilizations and cultures, and Radosław Sikorski, a distinguished
politician and author, a Member of the European Parliament, and Poland’s former Minister of
Foreign Affairs. Special thanks to Gosia Klatt and Jan Pakulski, who were instrumental in
organising these events.


This trend continued in 2022. Several successful online seminars followed. Our Zoom webinar
on Polish Aid to Ukrainian Museums and National Heritage Amid Russia’s Invasion attracted over
one hundred participants. Special thanks to AIPA members Irena Zdanowicz and Joanna Lang, the
event organisers. The webinar was supported by the Australian Institute of Art History (AIAH) and
the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA), University of Melbourne.

Online presentations attracted new audiences and participants from around the world.
Please see the long list of events on our website. You may also access the recordings on the AIPA
YouTube channel.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, both online and in person, at our upcoming
functions and we would welcome hearing about your ideas for future initiatives!
Below is a detailed list of key events and activities that have either been initiated by AIPA, or
with which the Institute has been involved in other ways. The list contains both online and live
events.

Alexandra Dunwill, the AIPA President

Season's Greetings from AIPA

Złoty czas dla polskiej dyplomacji - artykuł

Andrzej Jaroszyński, a former Polish Ambassador to Australia, has been interviewed in the Gazeta Wyborcza. The text in Polish is available here.

AIPA AGM 2022-NOTICE

WEDNESDAY, 19th October 2022, commencing at 7.00pm - via zoom link – details will be provided by email prior to the meeting

All financial members have a right to be represented at, and to vote at this meeting; the right may be exercised by attending in person, or by appointing a proxy, who must be a financial member of the Institute. No delegate may hold or cast more than five proxy votes. A Proxy Form is enclosed with this Notice. The Proxy Form must be emailed by or before 18th October 2022 to the Secretary.

For further details please contact Ms Kasia Muehlhaeuser, the Secretary.

AGENDA

1. WELCOME

2. APOLOGIES

3. MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 27 NOVEMBER 2021

4. MINUTES OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING, 25 JUNE 2022

5. PRESIDENT’S REPORT

6. REGIONAL REPORTS

7. TREASURER’S AND AUDITOR’S REPORTS 8. OTHER BUSINESS

How to donate to aid Ukrainian museums?

To donate to the Polish museum associations cited in the Webinar which are directly aiding Ukrainian museums & museum workers please go to: 

1. Committee for Ukrainian Museums (Komitet Pomocy Muzeom Ukrainy)
The Warsaw Rising Museum (Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego)
The website link in the English language is here as well as w języku polskim tutaj.

Join our fundraiser led by the Paweł Włodkowic Institute on behalf of the Committee:

PLN account number: 76 1050 1575 1000 0090 8156 1491
Name of Bank: ING
Swift code: INGBPLPW
Beneficiary: INSTYTUT PAWŁA WŁODKOWICA
Title of payment: „Darowizna na rzecz muzeów Ukrainy”

EUR number: 29 1050 1575 1000 0090 3137 2791
Name of Bank: ING
Swift code: INGBPLPW
Beneficiary: INSTYTUT PAWŁA WŁODKOWICA
Title of payment : „Donation to the museums of Ukraine”

USD number: 10 1050 1575 1000 0090 8157 6259
Name of Bank: ING
Swift code: INGBPLPW
Beneficiary: INSTYTUT PAWŁA WŁODKOWICA
Title of payment : „Donation to the museums of Ukraine”

2. ICOM Polska    (International Council of Museums Poland)

ICOM Poland is asking for your support in our efforts to help Ukrainian museum professionals. To date we have awarded 10 three-month grants; a further six are being processed. These grants should help them to accommodate their first needs.

ICOM Poland fundraising follow this link.

EUR account number: PL85 1090 1056 0000 0001 4994 4413

Name of Bank: Santander Bank Polska
Swift code: WBKPPLPP
Beneficiary:  Polski Komitet Narodowy Miedzynarodowej Rady Muzeow ICOM
Title of payment: Help Ukraine

USD account number: PL30 1090 1056 0000 0001 4994 4433

Name of Bank: Santander Bank Polska
Swift code: WBKPPLPP
Beneficiary:  Polski Komitet Narodowy Miedzynarodowej Rady Muzeow ICOM
Title of payment: Help Ukraine