Farewell to Krzysztof Spychała

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Krzysztof Spychała (born in 1952), an employee of The National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Poland, former deputy of the Conservator of Monuments of Opole Province, archaeologist, co-worker and a friend of our Museum. He has died on 29th December 2021.

Krzysztof Spychała was an expert on the subject of archaeology, topography and nature, and geography and history of Opole Province. He left his publication output in specialist literature, but he will also be remembered as a promoter of archaeological heritage in the daily press, on the radio, on the national website zabytek.pl, and through educational work with children and teenagers.

By virtue of his professional duties, as well because of his helpfulness, he was also closely associated with our Museum. Today we remember his involvement with talks with the Romanian government on the subject of renovation of the graves of Romanian prisoners-of-war at the Old POWs Cemetery in Łambinowice in 2017. He is also very well remembered by the attendees of the ,,Łambinowice Museum Meetings” in April 2019, which was dedicated to the legal issues of exploration and, above all, to the cooperation between state institutions conducting heritage preservation, and explorers.

He was always attentive, listened intently to others, was reticent and balanced in his judgments and opinions, extremely modest and very honest. His passing is a great loss to us all.

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