Museum Director attended a seminar on "Memorial Sites – needs, challenges"

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities organised a seminar on the functioning, protection and preservation of memorial sites. The session took place on 18 June in Warsaw and in an online format.

The purpose of the event was to reflect and learn from each other experiences in the area related to the care of memorials. This group includes museums of martyrdom as well as scattered plaques, memorial boulders, graves and sites of battles and martyrdom. Seminar attendees listened to speeches by experts on the subject who presented broader analyses and individual case studies. The seminar provided also the opportunity for an exchange of experiences among experts, representatives of cultural institutions, social activists and all those interested in taking care for memorials.

The Museum was represented by its director, Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska, who made a speech entitled "To know, discover, preserve - the results of cooperation with archaeologists. Łambinowice as an example". Her speech was accompanied by a talk given by Katarzyna Byra from the Community of Łambinowice. Other experts included Magdalena Erdman, Head of the Division of Sites of National Remembrance in the Department of Cultural Heritage Abroad and Memorial Sites in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Tomasz Agejczyk, Director of Malbork Museum, Beata Buchwald, Deputy Director of Primary School No. 2 in Mosina, and Paweł Szudziński from the Gross-Rosen Museum in Rogoźnica. The meeting was moderated and hosted by Adam Szpaderski, Professor of the SWPS, Head of the Center for Research on the Economics of Memorial Sites at the SWPS University.

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