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The National Museum in Krakow - the Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum

The National Museum in Krakow - the Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum

The Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum is located in a palace and and in its extension which houses the exhibition hall in Piłsudskiego Street in Krakow. It was founded by earl Emeryk Hutten-Czapski, numismatist and collector who brought to Krakow from Stańkow near Minsk a library with ancient books, autographs, drawings, belts for robes of ancient Polish nobles, china and glassware, freemasonry relics, and first of all an outstanding collection of coins and medals from Poland and the countries historicaly connected with Poland. The Museum was open in 1901 and in 1903 it went under the care of the National Museum in Krakow.

Nowadays in the building which is awaiting renovation the visitors can find: on the ground floor of the Pavillon a Numismatics Cabinet, and on the first floor - the Department of Old Prints and Manuscripts. In the collection of the Numismatics Cabinet, enlarged nearly eightfold as compared with Czapski's gift, apart from Polish coins and those connected with Poland there are examples of the medieval European mintage, antique coins, Polish and foreign banknotes, holy medals. The collections are open for research purposes after the arrangement with the supervisors of the Cabinet. The emploees willingly organize meetings and lessons for scientific societies, students, pupils.


 

Manuscripts kept in the library:

Mazurka B-flat major [op. posth.]; Presentation autograph

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