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Polish Aid to Ukrainian Museums and National Heritage Amid Russia’s Invasion

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Many countries are helping Ukraine protect its museum collections and conserve its National Heritage that is threatened, or has been damaged, and destroyed  by Russia’s devastating war.
From the very first days of the invasion Polish museum professionals have been active in providing such assistance, and they continue to  do the lion’s share of this work. Hear from those working on the ground, who are directly involved in organising aid, and helping in many other ways, within Poland and in Ukraine.


Prof. Dorota Folga-Januszewska
Art historian, art critic, museologist. Former President ICOM-Poland, member SAREC ICOM, AICA.
Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, where she is Head of the Theory Department, Faculty of Graphic Art; Deputy Director, King Jan III Palace Museum, Wilanów, Warsaw. Worked at the National Museum in Warsaw 1979-2008 (including as Curator, Dept of Contemporary Prints & Drawings, & from 2007–2008 as Director.) From 2005 member of the Independent Group of Experts, EU Council and member of working groups in the EU program on the Mobility of Collections. She is the author of many books, catalogues, articles and has been the curator of numerous exhibitions

Dr Piotr Rypson
Curator, historian of literature and visual culture, museum expert. Associate Professor at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (New Media Department); Curator at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Chair of ICOM Poland.
Former Deputy Director and then Acting Director at the National Museum in Warsaw. Curator of numerous exhibitions of contemporary art, design history, artists’ books and visual literature, etc.
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Dr Paweł Ukielski
Political scientist and historian. Deputy Director of The Warsaw Rising Museum. Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. Former Vice-President of the Institute of National Remembrance (2014-2016). Lecturer, Collegium Civitas University, Warsaw (2002-2014) and the Graduate School for Social Research (since 2020). He is currently on the Executive Board of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience (PEMC). He has published on the twentieth century history of the Central-European transition (with a special focus on the breakup of Czechoslovakia), on historical memory, and on museological issues.

Mr Michal Krasucki
Art historian. From 2016 the Director of the Capital City Heritage Protection Department. As part of his professional work, he performs multiple functions related to Warsaw heritage, chairing meetings of the Bureau for the Warsaw Monuments Conservation Studios and the Bureau for Monuments and Commemorations. From 2021, the Mayor’s Plenipotentiary for UNESCO. Over the last three years, he has been the regional coordinator of the OWHC Secretariat (Organisation of World Heritage Cities) for Central and Eastern Europe. Author of numerous research articles and popular publications in the field of Warsaw architecture.

Supported by the Australian Institute of Art History (AIAH) and the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA), University of Melbourne

The main image source: Centre for the Rescue of Cultural Heritage, Lviv. Photo: R. Danieluk, Warsaw Rising Museum

Join our fundraiser led by Paweł Włodowic 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: „Darowizna na rzecz muzeów Ukrainy”

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

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

CONTACT info@muzealnicydlaukrainy

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