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© 2018 POLONIKA The National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad

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POLONIKA The National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad was established on 18th of December 2017, as a specialized state institution of culture, founded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The Institute carries out projects of a conservation, scientific research, educational and popularization nature.

About us

The strategic objectives of the National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad are as follows:

  • The collection and dissemination of knowledge about the cultural heritage of the Republic of Poland currently located outside the country’s borders.
  • Preservation of the tangible vestiges of Polish culture abroad, as a testimony of the history of the Republic of Poland and the element shaping the national identity, essential for Polish diaspora and Poles abroad, in forming a sense of pride and strengthening ties with their homeland.
  • Carrying out comprehensive renovation and conservation work that aims to preserve objects of particular value to the Polish heritage, currently located outside the country’s borders.
  • Conducting and promoting research about the cultural heritage of the multinational and multicultural aspects of the Republic of Poland, as well as the legacy of Polish emigration and exile.
  • Support of Polish institutions and organizations abroad, operating to protect national heritage (archives, museums, libraries).
  • Developing public awareness of the Polish citizens and Polish communities abroad in the areas of preservation and meaning of Polish cultural heritage outside the country.
  • The shaping of patriotic attitudes through volunteer and educational projects aimed at developing social and civic competencies.
  • Building a positive image of Poland and its cultural heritage, as an element of the European and World heritage, especially in the neighboring countries; the successors of the Multinational Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • Collaborating with the Department of Cultural Heritage Abroad and Wartime Losses, within the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, in developing and updating a strategy to protect the Polish cultural heritage abroad as well as implementing tasks resulting from execution of international and other agreements and arrangements, to which MCNH is a party.

Press room

Marta Szafranek
PR Specialist / Press Spokesperson
mszafranek@polonika.pl
POLONIKA The National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad
PuĊ‚awska St. 14
02-512 Warsaw, Poland
tel. +48 570 008 711
www.polonika.pl