LEON WYCZÓŁKOWSKI REGIONAL MUSEUM

The Offer of the Leon Wyczółkowski Regional Museum in Bydgoszcz for the guests of the Camerimage Festival

 

 

 

Information about discounts:
The Leon Wyczółkowski Regional Museum in Bydgoszcz has the pleasure to inform you that within the joint cooperation with the organizers of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE, all accredited guests of the Festival will receive a 50% discount for purchase of admission tickets. The discount (given after showing your Festival ID) will be in force throughout the duration of the festival and will apply to all facilities and exhibitions of the Regional Museum. You are cordially invited.

 

Information about the museum exhibitions:

 

Archeological Collection, Mennica 2

“In the Borderland between Wielkopolska and Pomerania. Bydgoszcz and its Environs since the Dawn of Time”

Varnishing Day, November 20, 2013, 6:00 p.m. The exhibition shows the earliest history of our region, from the beginning of settlement (ca. 12,000–10,000 B.C.) until the period of migration of the nations (fifth–sixth century A.D.). Presented artefacts will be coming from the regions of Krajna, Kuyavia and Pałuki, and the majority of them are in the collection of the Leon Wyczółkowski Regional Museum in Bydgoszcz. Remains of material culture over centuries will be shown in the exhibition, including various tools, decorations, weaponry, and everyday articles. Visitors will be able to trace back technological transitions and the evolution of human thought, which gradually aimed at taming the environment and improving the quality of life. Artefacts and numerous reconstructions will be presented over various epochs and prehistoric periods. In order to go on this “unique time travel”, the organizers plan to install modern forms of media, allowing visitors to actively participate in touring the exhibition and broaden their knowledge on any field of interest. On the other hand, various multimedia and interactive forms provide visitors with a convenient way to digest new information and create an opportunity for active participation in their visit.

 

Archeological Collection, Mennica 2

“In the City of Bydgost. Mysteries of life of early medieval residents of Bydgoszcz and its area”

The exhibition presents material culture seen through many aspects of the social and spiritual life of the early medieval residents of Bydgoszcz and its surrounding area. The exhibition features tools, ornaments, weaponry, and everyday articles.

 

European Money Centre, Mennica 4

“History of Money. Ancient Rome”
The exhibition “History of Money. Ancient Rome” shows the history of the Roman state and its citizens, highlighting the economic functions of money, consisting of its influence on civilization and progress through stimulation of production and trade. It also presents the cultural role of money, reflected by iconography and epigraphy featured on coins, serving as state propaganda, promoting, among other things, the idea of imperial authority.

 

European Money Centre, Mennica 4

“History and the present state of Mill Island”

Mill Island, a river island surrounded by the waters of the Brda River which occupies a total area of 6.5 ha, due to its situation in the proximity of the Old Market Square, is a very unique site in Europe. In the past, this part of the city served as its business zone, featuring first its famous mint and later a milling industry centre. Along with the gradual diminishing of the industrial character of the island, it has transitioned to a venue for cultural events. These days, as a result of the revitalization works carried out in the area, Mill Island exclusively fulfils social, cultural, entertainment and tourist functions.

 

European Money Centre, Mennica 4

“Bydgoszcz Mint”

It is a historical exhibition, comprising almost a hundred years of the history of the Bydgoszcz Mint. It presents the process of coin minting, blacksmith’s tools, crucibles, minting stamps, scales, and treasury boxes.
The basement presents an illustrated process of coin minting, based on replicas of stained glass windows from the mint of Constance. In addition, the exhibition presents a 100-ducat coin dating from 1621 in 3D technology, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful coins in Europe.


Modern Art Gallery, Mennica 8

“Multiplication”

The purpose of the exhibition is to present the diversity and multidimensionality of contemporary artistic discourses. The organizer of the exhibition will invite famous Polish artists who are looking for their own artistic language on the borderline of many fields, starting from visual arts, to sociology, psychology, biology, and music, and combine them with the latest technologies. In this way, they contribute to the development of contemporary multiplied culture and highlight their own strategies within it.

 

Modern Art Gallery, Mennica 8

“Modern Art Gallery”

The exhibition presents the most representative artworks in the collection of the Bydgoszcz Museum. A chronological-problem layout features styles, trends and creative attitudes in Polish art in the past hundred years, including the group of École de Paris artists, the avant-garde groups of the twenty-year interwar period, Colourism, expressive abstraction and matter painting, geometric expression and, accompanying it, conceptual reflection, new figuration, photorealism, the surrealist-metaphorical trend, and critical art.

 

The House of Leon Wyczółkowski, Mennica 7

“The Work of Leon Wyczółkowski”

The Regional Museum has one of the biggest collections of paintings, drawings and graphic art of Leon Wyczółkowski in Poland. The exhibition presents works of the artist, supplemented by a collection of numerous documents, an extensive photographic archive, personal memorabilia and exhibits in the form of the artist’s studio and furniture which come from his manor house in Gościeradz. This collection has been systematically expanded by a number of acquisitions and deposits.

 

Granaries on the Brda River, Grodzka 7-11

“In the shadow of war. Bydgoszcz and its residents during World War Two”

The exhibition was prepared on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two this year, based on the museum’s own collections and external contributions. The exhibition is a historical travel around occupied Bydgoszcz city.

 

Granaries on the Brda River, Grodzka 7-11

“From the Old Market Square to Wolności Square. Walking the Streets of the Interwar Bydgoszcz”

This interactive exhibition presents the interwar, multicultural Bydgoszcz. It features topics regarding cultural heritage, economic foundation, as well as the complexity and diversity of processes and events that supported development of the city on the Brda River along with the dynamics of the changes taking place in it.

 

Exploseum – War Technology Centre DAG Fabrik Bromberg, Alfred Nobel street

This is a unique example of industrial architecture preserved almost unchanged since the World War Two period. The tour route, roughly 2 kilometres in length, goes through 8 buildings connected by underground corridors. Exploseum is a modern narrative museum in which multimedia accompany the traditional forms of exhibition.

 

 

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Addresses of buildings open to visitors:
• Granaries on the Brda River - Grodzka 7-11
• Archeological Collection - Mennica 2, Mill Island
• European Money Centre –Mennica 4 , Mill Island
• The House of Leon Wyczółkowski –Mennica 7, Mill Island
• Modern Art Gallery –Mennica 8, Mill Island
• Exploseum – Alfred Nobel street, located in the proximity of the Bydgoszcz Park of Industry and Technology


Opening hours:
• Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
• Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
• Monday: closed
• Exploseum: closed on Monday; other days of the week, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. There are special rules for visiting, tel. 883366056