Here you will find the latest news published on the website.
Poland-Ukraine. Traces of historical heritage
Castles, fortresses, churches - a historical heritage shared by Poland and Ukraine will be portrayed in an aerial shots. The joint Polish-Ukrainian project consists of 100 short film productions depicting architectural monuments that were created in the period of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Poland in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee
During the 7th session of the signatory states of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Poland was elected to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee.
Poland for the Youngest
Visiting Poland with a child is a good idea not only on Children's Day, but today, especially with our youngest readers in mind, we chose 10 unique child-friendly attractions from all parts of Poland. Enjoy!
Bucharest hosts a hundred iconic designs from Poland
"The ABCs of Polish Design" exhibition was shown in Bucharest, presenting the way in which design has changed the lives of Poles over the past 100 years. The event was part of the Romanian Design Week, and was on view at NOD Makerspace, Bucharest’s biggest award-winning creative space. The exhibition played an important role in celebrations marking the centenary of Polish independence.
Poland’s oldest painting of King Arthur is in Toruń
The oldest painting on Polish soil depicting England’s legendary King Arthur of the Round Table can be found in the north-central city of Toruń. The mural was accidentally discovered during the major renovation of a mediaeval tenement house. According to Dr Jacek Witkowski of University of Wrocław Institute of Art History, it dates back to the year 1400.
100 exhibits in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Independence
Polish philatelists joined the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. In cooperation with the Institute of National Remembrance and the Polish Post, the Warsaw branch of the Polish Philatelic Association has prepared an international philatelic exhibition titled "100 exhibits for the 100th anniversary of independence."
227th Anniversary of the 3 May Constitution
The 3 May Constitution of 1791 was the world’s second codified constitution. Its authorship is ascribed to King Stanisław II August, Grand Marshall of Lithuania Ignacy Potocki, and the priest and philosopher Fr. Hugo Kołłątaj.
Archaeologists: We have proof of Roman legions’ presence in Poland
Roman soldiers traversed the territory of Kujawy region two thousand years ago. This is corroborated by the discovery of fragments of legionary riding equipment and uniforms, many of which have never been found outside the Roman Empire before, says Professor Bartosz Kontny.
The film presents the most beautiful places in Poland from the Tatra Mountains to the Baltic Sea, including national parks, big and small cities, Masurian lakes as well as sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List such as the Royal Salt Mine in Wieliczka, wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian Region, the historic centre of Warsaw and the Old City of Zamość.
Bucharest honours the father of Polish independence
In 2018, Poland celebrates the centenary of regaining its independence. To mark this occasion, the Polish Institute in Bucharest has joined forces with the Museum of the City of Bucharest to organise the "Józef Piłsudski. A Polish & European Statesman" exhibition. It was opened by the Speaker of the Polish Senate Stanisław Karczewski.
Katyn Massacre – Basic Facts
Katyn is a symbol of the criminal policy of the Soviet system against the Polish nation. The present study aims to demonstrate the basic facts of Katyn massacre – the execution of almost 22,000 people: Polish prisoners of war in Katyn, Kharkov, Kalinin (Tver) and also other Polish prisoners (soldiers and civilians), which took place in the spring of 1940 in different places of the Soviet Ukraine and Belarus republics based on the decision of the Soviet authorities.
The Lipka Forest District in north-western Poland looks is home to one of the few osprey nests. New online transmission feeds made available by the State Forests has made it possible for us to track the life of a bird family. This is worth doing especially now, because the female osprey lays eggs at the turn of April and May. After five weeks baby birds hatch from the eggs. At this moment, two birds in the RoSzponka and Szuwarek nests are expecting hatchlings.