Temporary exhibitions



Pump up the volume! Not only illustrations by Ewa Kozyra-Pawlak and Paweł Pawlak
1 June – 27 August 2017

The exhibition dedicated to the works by Ewa and Paweł Pawlak is an invitation for a journey to various, colourful worlds created by Wrocław's graphic artists, especially for the books they designed, but also for the puppet theatre. The original works presented in the Museum's attic show many artistic techniques and amazing precision of the creatve process. The display features not only illustrations for children's books, but also great examples of designs created for classic literature.


The Treasury. Gold- and silversmithery of Wrocław Archcathedral

12 June – 24 September

The first most comprehensive exhibition of priceless ecclesiastic objects from the Wrocław Cathedral. The treasury of this temple houses one of the most remarkable collections of ecclesiastic goldsmithery and silversmithery in this part of Europe. At the same time the collection is one of the least examined ones and therefore breaks new ground in the scientific examination of the history of artisan crafts in Wrocław. Fortunately, the collection survived the difficult time of war and at the end of this period it was augmented with precious objects evacuated from numerous churches on Wrocław Cathedral Island. It was the beginning of the invaluable vasa sacra collection, featuring the most significant gold and silver artisan objects from the Gothic period up to the 20th century modernism and the newest examples from the second half of the 20th century.


Mathematical instruments from the collection of The National Museum in Wrocław
12 June – 13 August 2017

A small presentation of ancient mathematical instruments, which were used for complicated measurements. Visitors can see the instruments and also learn how they worked. Among others, the display features a unique copper plate from 17th c. with Napier's multiplication table.



Upcoming exhibitions in 2017



The Treasure of Środa Śląska
1 October - 30 December 2017


Italian Prints from the collection of The National Museum in Wrocław
16 October – 3 December 2017


The Era of the Cranachs
30 October – 30 December 2017

The exhibition presents the paintings of the Reformation period from Wrocław and Silesia and commemorates the 500th anniversary of publishing of the Ninety-five Theses by Martin Luther in Wittenberg. The art of Lucas Cranach, his circle and their influence in Silesia will constitute the key to this exhibition. The presentation will also feature drawings and prints from the collection of the National Museum in Wrocław, the Library of the University of Wrocław and the paintings from Archdiocesan Museum. The exhibition also aims at showing the archives documenting the works which belonged to Wrocław museum collections in the past and now considered lost or non-preserved.