January 2018

75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

2018-02-02T19:31:19+00:00Categories: News from Poland, Photographs, POLIN Museum|

The 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on 19 April 2018 will be one of the last major commemorations to be attended by survivors and witnesses of these events. POLIN Museum will once again host the Daffodil Campaign, an educational program and social movement inspired by MarekEdelman, a leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, who would leave yellow daffodils at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes each year.

The 2018 commemorations will […]

September 2017

A Tasty Conversation: Presenting POLIN Museum in New York City

2018-02-02T19:38:41+00:00Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

Jerry Wartski and Eva Hussain hosted a special event in honor of POLIN Museum at New York’s new Sen Sakana, which is owned by the Wartski family. Jerry Wartski, a survivor of the Łódź ghetto, is a successful New York restaurateur. Eva Hussain is the CEO and founder of Polaron, a leading authority on European citizenship. Forty guests attended this exceptional dinner, where Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett presented POLIN Museum’s current achievements and future plans. […]

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

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2018-02-02T19:39:16+00:00Categories: News from the US, Photographs, POLIN Museum|Tags: |

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the most prestigious honor for a scholar in the United States. She joins a distinguished roster of intellectuals, scientists, and artists.

Since its founding in 1780, the American Academy has served the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge. The Academy’s purpose is “to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, […]

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 […]

NAC Board of Directors met with Director of the POLIN Museum

2018-01-31T18:26:19+00:00Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

From left, sitting: Victor Markowicz, Co-Chairman, Sigmund Rolat, Co-Chairman, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Board Member
Second row from left: Andrzej Rojek, Secretary of the Board, Cantor Joseph Malovany, Board Member, Director of POLIN Museum Dariusz Stola, Jerzy Warman, Board Member, Samantha Rolat-Asulin, Board Member, Sylvia Safer, Board Member.

The North American Council for the Legacy of Polish Jews POLIN and its Board of Directors met in New York with Director of the POLIN […]

March 2017

POLIN Museum’s Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett 2017 lecture series in the USA

2018-02-20T00:19:02+00:00Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|Tags: , , , , , , |

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, will be speaking this April at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Case Western Reserve, Cornell University, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the Museum of the Jewish Heritage in New York on May 2. She will also be a guest lecturer in seminars at several of these universities. Please see below […]

POLIN Museum Wins Two Top European Museum Awards

2018-01-31T18:30:28+00:00Categories: POLIN Museum|Tags: , , , , , , , |

POLIN Museum Wins Top European Awards!


Museum Director prof. D.Stola accepts the award, San Sebastian, November 9, 2016. (Photo: topictolosa.com)

The 2016 European Museum of the Year Award was presented to POLIN Museum at a ceremony on April 9 in San Sebastian, Spain. This is the first time in the 39 years of the award that a museum […]

January 2014

International recognition

2018-01-31T18:02:22+00:00Categories: News from Poland, POLIN Museum|

Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of POLIN Museum, is raising the academic and international profile of the museum. He is frequently invited to speak and has made presentations in Paris, London, Oxford, Vienna, Berlin, Jena, Osnabruck, Leipzig, Oslo, San Sebastian, Lviv, Bologna, Ferrara, Florence, Beijing, Chengdu (China), Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and in the United States at Stanford University, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In the coming […]