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Renovated Gallery of Old Masters Opened in the National Museum in Warsaw

After years of extensive renovation, the National Museum in Warsaw has reopened its Gallery of Old Masters to the public. The extensive permanent gallery is home to the museum’s rich and diverse collection of works from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries.

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One of the renewed rooms  in Warsaw shows Maarten van Heemskerck’s Ecce Homo Altarpiece at the center.


The new presentation displays Early Modern European paintings together with examples of Polish paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the period. The underlying idea is to present painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking alongside – and on the same level as – products of craftsmanship such as work with precious metals, pottery, glassware, and tapestries. The exhibits are divided in part by purpose and function, and in part according to the spaces in which the objects were collected and displayed. These include court culture, religious culture, and city culture.

CODART Congress in Warsaw

We will visit the National Museum during the upcoming CODART Congress, which takes place in Warsaw from 21 to 23 May 2017. See our pages about CODART TWINTIG for more information about the history and collection of the National Museum as well as the CODART Congress.

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Tapestries presented alongside of paintings in Warsaw.