Temporary exhibitions



Seals from the collection of Friedrich August Vossberg
13 March – 28 May 2017


For prestige and commemoration. Silesian Guild Chests
3 April – 25 June 2017




Upcoming exhibitions in 2017


WRO Media Art Biennale
17 May – 25 June 2017


Illustrations by Ewa Kozyra-Pawlak and Paweł Pawlak
1 June – 27 August 2017


The Treasury. Gold- and silversmithery of Wrocław Archcathedral
12 June – 24 September 2017

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


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


The Era of the Cranachs
30 October – 31 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.