September 2017

Polin Meeting Point: The Nissenbaum Family Foundation’s Educational Fund

2018-02-02T19:32:56+00:00Categories: News from Poland, Photographs, POLIN Museum|Tags: , |

POLIN Museum hosted the third annual POLIN Meeting Point, a two-week intensive educational program for university students and faculty, which is generously funded by the Nissenbaum Family Foundation. Forty-seven participants from Poland, Germany, Israel, and Ukraine came together last summer to explore the intersection of Jewish history and their national narratives. The thirteen-person faculty came from our partner organizations: University of Konstanz, University of Haifa, University of Warsaw, University of Wrocław, Jagiellonian University, University […]

June 2017

A Groundbreaking $3 Million Gift Establishes the Taube Legacy Endowment

2018-02-02T19:32:20+00:00Categories: News from Poland, Photographs, POLIN Museum|Tags: , |

We are deeply grateful to Tad Taube for his extraordinary generosity and leadership. The newly established Taube Legacy Endowment, a bequest to POLIN Museum, will support two major programs:

The Taube Scholars Program will bring internationally recognized scholars to POLIN Museum, organize the annual Taube Conference, and enable scholars associated with the Museum to present their research at academic gatherings and conferences around the world.

The Taube Family Mayer Kirshenblatt Art Collection will support […]

April 2017

POLIN Museum wins an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage

2018-01-31T18:31:10+00:00Categories: News from Poland, POLIN Museum|Tags: , , |

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews wins an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage Europa Nostra Awards 2017 for Jewish Cultural Heritage: Educational program

The European Commission and Europa Nostra revealed today the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the heritage field. For the first time in award’s history, one of the Europa Nostra Awards in the […]

March 2017

In Memoriam z”l Halina Paszkowska

2018-01-31T18:14:03+00:00Categories: News from Poland|Tags: |

Halina Paszkowska z”l (1927-2017)

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Halina Paszkowska passed away on Sunday, March 26, at the age of eighty-nine. 

Halina was an incredible person. She was a Holocaust survivor and had taken part in the Warsaw Uprising. 

After the war, throughout the 55 years of her career, from 1952 to 2007, she was actively involved in Polish cinematography; she […]

August 2016

Association’s Growing Circle of Donors

2017-03-17T22:54:34+00:00Categories: News from Poland, News from the US|Tags: , |

The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland reported on its global outreach efforts at the July meeting of the Donors’ Council. Last fall the Association reached out to Australia. This fall they will be holding events and meetings in Toronto and New York.

Thanks to the Association’s promotional activities in Poland and abroad, the international circle of donors is growing. We are happy to welcome new supporters from […]

July 2016

Global Education Outreach Program

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GEOP – POLIN Museum partners with universities and research institutions worldwide

The Global Education Outreach Program (GEOP), supported by the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, is intended to strengthen POLIN Museum as an international center for intellectual exchange and partnerships in the fields of Polish-Jewish studies and Jewish museum studies. GEOP supports research fellowships, scholars-in-residence, post-doctoral seminars, distinguished lectures, conferences, publications, […]

June 2016

Children & Youth Education

2016-12-10T00:26:18+00:00Categories: News from Poland|Tags: , , , , |


Enter POLIN Museum with a symbolic single złoty if you are a child, teen, or student between 7 and 26 years of age! Starting on June 1, POLIN Museum has been participating in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s nationwide campaign to increase access to cultural heritage for the young.



In July, POLIN Museum and March of the Living (MoL) organized Pay it Forward: […]

March 2016

The Ringelblum Archive

2018-01-31T18:28:29+00:00Categories: News from Poland|Tags: , , |

 An Archive More Important Than Life

– The Ringelblum Archive

The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute is actively supporting the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in its effort to create a permanent exhibition devoted to the Ringelblum Archive. This unique archive, which was created in secret in the Warsaw Ghetto to document every […]

February 2016

Frank Stella and the Synagogues of Historic Poland at POLIN Museum

2018-01-31T18:30:53+00:00Categories: News from Poland|Tags: , , , , |

World-Class Temporary Exhibition – Frank Stella and the Synagogues of Historic Poland at POLIN Museum

Frank Stella and the Synagogues of Historic Poland, a world-class exhibition, features the work of one of the greatest abstract artists of the twentieth century. Stella was inspired by Polish wooden synagogues to create a unique series of works. For the first time, Stella’s large reliefs from his Polish Village series have been […]

June 2015

Creators and Benefactors of POLIN Museum recognized by the President of Poland

2015-06-28T16:06:16+00:00Categories: News from Poland|

The creators and benefactors of the POLIN Museum were presented with medals by Bronislaw Komorowski, the President of Poland.

Among the honored were the leaders of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute, donors, with Victor Markowicz of NAC, Jan Kulczyk, Corinne Evens and Tad Taube, as well as Waldemar Dąbrowski, former minister of culture and a great supported of the POLIN Museum.