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Poster Museum

Local name: Muzeum Plakatu

Located inside: Wilanów Palace

The Wilanow Poster Museum occupies the former riding hall in the vicinity of the Wilanow Palace. The collection presented here is considered the largest of its kind in the world. It covers about 61,000 exhibits from the period from 1882 to the present day. In-house temporary exhibitions are also organized.

The Wilanow museum is one of the world's oldest and first-of-its-kind posters as a work of art. In the collection of over half, they are compositions by Polish artists. The inauguration of the facility took place in 1968. Previously many of the works presented here were exhibited at the National Museum in Warsaw. In 1966 the first exhibition of the poster "From the Young Poland to Our Days" took place here. These events were significant for Polish art, because they put the poster for the first time on par with other works - paintings, sculptures and graphics.

The largest in the world, currently numbering 25,000 foreign titles and 36,000 posters, the Polish collection is a continuation of the tradition of the poster school, which has been contributed by numerous donors. The collection is still growing, increasing by about 1,000 new exhibits a year.


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    Poster Museum map
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