Art from the Viceroyalty of Peru
5 June – 2 September 2018
The art from the Viceroyalty of Peru is an attempt at the synthesis of two cultural traditions which emerged in South America as a result ofthe combined influences of the European Renaissance at its height and the pre-Columbian heritage of the Andes. This will be the first exhibition in Poland toshowas many as 81 works of art which represent Peruvian cultural heritage,originating from the Colección Barbosa-Stern.
Exhibition of works from the Colección Barbosa-Stern organized in collaboration with the National Museum in Warsaw.
The exhibition is part of the commemoration of the 95th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Peru.
The exhibition will feature antique prints bythe most renowned and respected European publishers. It will focus on the publishing houses and their publications, whose contribution to European culture was equal to the importanceof the authors of the books they published.Among the exhibits will beshown rare andextremely valuable early prints by Anton Koberger from Nuremburg, Peter Schoeffer from Mainz (precious Wrocław Missalsdating from the late 15th century) and by Hans Lufft from Wittenberg, known as the printer for the Reformation.
6 March – 29 July 2018
The exhibition will present the matrix of a 14th century knight seal and a selection of wax, sealing wax and paper impressions of Silesian seals from the 15th century through the 18th century. It will also feature a 1870 edition of the Wappenbuch der schlesichen Städte und Städtel (The Armory of Silesian Towns and Cities) and Ludwig Clericus’s original drawings of the seals used by Silesian dukes and bishops.