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Forgotten Polish inventors
Without Jan Czochralski’s inventions, electronics would not have developed in such a spectacular fashion. Appreciated in the West, he still remains obscure in Poland. Like many other outstanding Polish inventors.
Polish Avant-garde in Madrid
One hundred and fifty works by Katarzyna Kobro and Władysław Strzemiński will be shown at an exhibition opening on April 25th at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. It will include sculptures, spatial compositions, drawings, paintings, and functional projects by the eminent avant-garde couple, whose oeuvre spans the 1920s and 1930s up to the post-World War period.
Europe’s first constitution
It was the Polish Constitution, adopted on May 3rd 1791, and not the much-lauded French Constitution, that was Europe’s first fundamental law. And it was the second in the world, after the American Constitution of 1787. Moreover, it was implemented using democratic methods and, in contrast to France, without any blood being shed.
The Abakan legacy
Her works are displayed in over 70 museums and public collections all over the world. She made her mark on art history with her unique style in sculpture. Magdalena Abakanowicz died yesterday at the age of 87.
Polish PM, German Chancellor open Hannover Messe fair
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday opened the Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany, which this year partnered with Poland.
Polish sculptor's "Daedalus" a permanent addition to Pompeii
A monumental sculpture by late Polish artist Igor Mitoraj, entitled "Daedalus", will remain in Pompeii permanently as a gift to Italy, the country’s culture minister has said.
Polish Minister of Culture signs an agreement with UNESCO
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński said that the organization in Krakow of the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee brings great prestige to Poland.
“Echoes of Tattered Tongues” wins gold in prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards
“Echoes of Tattered Tongues. Memory Unfolded” by John Z. Guzlowski (Aquila Polonica Publishing, 2016) was named the winner of the Gold Award for Poetry in the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Awards. The gold winners were announced during a gala dinner ceremony at the Historic Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
Polish FM meets with Rex Tillerson
"We began by discussing bilateral security, and military and political cooperation. Then we moved on to economic collaboration, placing an emphasis on energy security," Poland's top diplomat said after his meting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it
Poland.pl talks to Dr. Karol Nowicki, the director of the Second World War Museum in Gdansk about the museum, plans for the future and the merger with the Westerplatte Museum.
Polish runner wins North Pole Marathon, sets sights on Antarctic challenge
After winning the world’s coldest race in the Arctic, Polish runner Piotr Suchenia says he now wants to triumph in another gruelling race - in the Antarctic.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
The Germans squeezed over 400,000 Jews within the walled-in area of the Warsaw Ghetto – residents of the city and the neighbouring towns and villages, as well as deportees from the territories incorporated into the Reich. In the ghetto, tens of thousands of people died of hunger and disease.