Within the program we disseminate knowledge about Polish cultural heritage in Poland and abroad, thus building respect and recognition for Polish achievements, artists, monuments and institutions. We publicize the results of research on the cultural heritage of the multinational and multicultural Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Republic of Poland and the heritage of Polish emigrants. It is important for us to cooperate with cultural institutions, museums, archives, libraries, scientific and research institutions and non-governmental organizations, to exchange experiences and good practices in the various aspects of protection of Polish cultural heritage abroad.
Within the POPULARIZATION Program we direct our activities at inhabitants of Poland and members of Polish communities abroad and we develop projects intended to raise their awareness of the role of Polish culture as an important element of European and world heritage. Our goal is to build a positive image of Poland and its cultural heritage, including its role as a common element in the countries currently existing on the territories of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Republic of Poland and the countries which were the destinations of Polish emigration and settlement. Therefore, the activities which we undertake both in Poland and abroad are aimed at:
- increasing the awareness of children, youth and adults of our cultural legacy, by introducing to them the places, structures and people that are important for Polish culture and history,
- shaping patriotic attitudes through the development of social and civic competences,
- building a sense of pride and bond with the Homeland.
The projects conducted within the POPULARIZATION Program involve:
- publishing books, magazines and multimedia publications (the Institute's own publications and co-editing projects),
- producing films and radio plays,
- organizing trainings, conferences, seminars and workshops,
- organizing exhibitions,
- conducting educational activities.
- Dom Kombatanta Polskiego im. gen. Władysława Andersa w Paryżu by Hanna Olejniczak-Zaworonko
- Rafajłowa – huculska wieś w Karpatach Wschodnich by Jan Skłodowski
- Catalog De París a Girona Mela Muter i els artistes polonesos a Catalunya (From Paris to Girona. Mela Muter and the Polish Artists in Catalonia)
- Conference proceedings from the 39th session of MAB (association of Polish museums, archives and libraries in the West)
- Rocznik Chopinowski
- Zapomniane uczelnie Rzeczypospolitej. Kroże ‒ Krzemieniec ‒ Podoliniec by Jan Skłodowski
- Eternal Fire (directed by Piotr Janowczyk)
- Polo and Nika – the first expedition
- Ramayana from the palace in Jodhpur. The rediscovered streak of Stefan Norblin’s artistic output (written by Agnieszka Kasprzak, directed by Piotr Janowczyk)
- Bronisław Piłsudski – from a political exile to ethnographer (directed by Waldemar Czechowski)
- Stanisław Vincenz and his Hutsul Country (directed by Waldemar Czechowski)
- The works of Hans Suess von Kulmbach.
- The Rasos Cemetery in Vilnius.
- From Paris to Girona. Mela Muter and the Polish Artists in Catalonia.
- Conference “Polish cultural heritage in Sweden – material objects and history”
- 4th International Congress "The state of research on the multicultural heritage of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth".
- Seminar "POLONIKA. Identifying the needs, devising strategies for action".
- “Henryk Siemiradzki and the international artistic community in Rome”
- Conference “Arts and crafts education in independent Poland”
- Seminar summarizing the implementation of the project “Polish Parishes and Churches in the USA”.