On Wednesday, 7 December, restoration works implemented as part of the task "Restoration of the grave crosses at the Old Prisoners-of-War Cemetery in Łambinowice" and financed from the ‘Graves and war cemeteries in the country 2022’ programme, were finally approved. Our Museum has supported the Łambinowice Commune at the stage of application for the grand and during the implementation of the task.
The received amount of over PLN 120,000 by the Łambinowice Commune, in addition to the PLN 10,000 own contribution of the Commune, and the PLN 20,000 from The Opole Governor, allowed to restore further 410 grave crosses of the prisoners-of-war from World War I buried in the Old POW Cemetery in Łambinowice. The works were also accompanied by educational activities, such as the competition for primary school students entitled "The Old Prisoners-of-War Cemetery in Łambinowice in Picture and in Photography", the results of which were presented during the December's "Łambinowice Museum Meeting".
Our Museum, consistently pursuing its mission, is involved in conservation works at the site of remembrance. Supported by the Association of Friends of the CMJW, it initiates and organises many activities, successfully seeking further sources of funding for them. Supporting the Commune in looking after the three war cemeteries, which it administers in accordance with Polish law, has brought measurable effects for years. That is why both the Museum and the Association have already declared their willingness to cooperate with the Łambinowice Commune in their application for financing the renovation of further crosses from the programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage 'Graves and war cemeteries in the country - 2023'.
At the bottom are pictures taken by Elżbieta Góra during the restoration works, including the final stage – the placing back the crosses. The contractor was the ZAJMART Mariusz Zając Pracownia Konserwacji Dziełach Sztuki company.