1569 Union of Lublin
Under the terms of the 1569 Act of the Union of Lublin, the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania formed a single, federated state. As "a unique testimony to a voluntary union of two equal countries in the early modern age, the document was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in 2018.
Rydet's sociological snapshots
Zofia Rydet's photographs document everyday life in Communist Poland. They can be found at some of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
229th anniversary of the May 3 Constitution
The text of the May 3 Constitution of 1791 is traditionally credited to King Stanisław II August, Grand Marshall of Lithuania Ignacy Potocki, and the priest and philosopher Fr. Hugo Kołłątaj.
Polish women in science
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we look at female Polish scientists who follow in the steps of Maria Skłodowska-Curie and achieve great things in their respective fields of scientific research.
Poland, guardian of the memory of Shoah
On January 27, the day when KL Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day is celebrated across the world in honour of the victims of the Nazi German crimes. Poland’s role in preserving the memory of the Holocaust and its victims is special, and Poland has never shied away from it.
Happy Independence Day, Poland! Some of those years were pretty hard, some were legendary, some were marked by suffering and some were filled with joy, but through it all, you have always made us proud! See what happened in the 101 years since Poland regained her independence.
Lens on Development 2019
Hundreds of photos, individual and reportages, were submitted to the 5th Lens on Development 2019 photo contest. Award ceremony of the Photo Contest ‘Lens on Development 2019' was held on November 8. The photographs present everyday life, culture and problems that residents of developing countries must overcome. Contest works fell into one of five categories in which Sustainable Development Goals are grouped: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership. The jury, consisting of representatives of the organizers, i.e. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Geographic Poland magazine and documentary photographers, decided to award first places in each category and five honorable mentions. The Grand Prix was not awarded.
The DollHouse Museum in Warsaw
Over 130 miniature doll’s houses from various periods and corners of the world are gathered in the DollHouse Museum located in Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science. Visitors can not only admire the largest collection of this type in Central and Eastern Europe, but also take part in an extraordinary lesson on ethnography, history of arts, fashion, and social changes.
Wolves Summit is coming back to Warsaw
The highest-quality multinational conference dedicated to innovation in technology is running in Warsaw. It’s a world-famous event for startups, investors and corporations willing to change the future of technology and build relevant business connections.
Young Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński with Gramophone’s 2019 Award
Polish opera singer Jakub Józef Orliński claimed the Gramophone Classical Music Award for the Young Artist of the Year. The prize is called the “Oscar” of classical music. Two days earlier, he has won Opus Klassik Award in the Solo Recording Vocals category.
Polish writer, activist and public intellectual. Awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life.”
A walk along Cracow’s Kazimierz district
Kazimierz, one of Cracow’s flagship districts, is vibrant with cultural and café life. Its cosy streets, now lined with antique shops and romantic restaurants, have been witnesses to the history of the city and its inhabitants, including the Jewish minority that lived in the district in great numbers until the outbreak of World War II.