Night of Culture 24’ – report

This year, our participation in the Opole’s Night of Culture was archaeology orientated. The reason for this was the conclusion of the research project "Science for Society, Society for Science at the Site of National Remembrance in Łambinowice" lasting for two years and coinciding with the date of the event.

The culmination of the programme, prepared by the Museum, was the opening of the exhibition  entitled "Lamsdorf/Łambinowice. Archaeology at the Site of Remembrance". The roles of hosts and guides to the exhibition were assumed by the participants of the project: the director of the Museum, Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska, and Professor Michał Pawleta from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań together with Dr. Dawid Kobiałka and Dr. Kamil Karski - the authors of the exhibition.

The archaeological workshops accompanying the exhibition, entitled "What Happened Here?!", found to be interesting. They were conducted by Professor Michał Pawleta, assisted by the deputy director of the Museum, Dr. Renata Kobylarz-Buła, and Anna Chłądzyńska-Gądek, who is responsible for public relations but also has a background in archaeology. Children taking part in three rounds of workshops first listened to an illustrated story about the mysteries of archaeology, and then went on to make their own "discoveries" in two archaeological quasi-archaeological digs integrated with the exhibition. The icing on the cake was to clean the excavated artefact and fill in a blank form. In addition, it was possible to see a documentary film about the archaeological project, directed by Daniel Frymark, and to take part in the Sensory Challenge "Touch the Past".

We think the Friday's Night of Culture at our Museum was a success. Quite a few people visited us, and many of them shared very positive comments with us about what they had seen and experienced.

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