Painted parts of a historic sukkah return to the Museum

Płycizna sufitowa drewnianej kuczki
Fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

After three years of being stored at the home of the Museum of the Radom Countryside conservator, Mr. Zygmunt Chałupka, decorated ceiling panels of a historic sukkah from Szydłowiec, belonging to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, return to Warsaw.

The sukkah (a wooden porch with an openable roof used when observing Sukkot) was donated to the Museum by Mr. Norbert Bakiel of Szydłowiec in 2008. The Museum had no headquarters at the time and entrusted the exhibit to the Museum of the Radom Countryside, where it could be stored, while the painted ceiling panels were transferred directly to the home of the conservator, who restored and maintained them with extreme care.

The remaining parts of the sukkah are still in Radom, courtesy of the Museum of the Radom Countryside, where they await conservation.