Muranów Lily – an audio walking tour
The Muranów Lily has been prepared during the residency program of the Canadian artist who worked at the POLIN Museum this February and March. Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay describes the story of a picture of the legendary flower which disappeared from a museum collection. The sound narrative comprises facts and gossip about both the painting and the flower, as well as sections of Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story, originally written in Yiddish. The music for the walk has been created by the POLIN Choir directed by Sean Palmer and Kuba Pałys.
Through those texts and sounds we learn about a Jewish community from a hundred years ago. History and fiction intertwine in a suggestive way as they create a new Muranów legend. It helps Nemerofsky ask universal questions about gender identity as well as present and past attitudes towards it.
The Muranów Lily audio walking tour, created as part of the Open Museum - Education in Action residency program, can be downloaded below this article or hired free of charge on museum audioguides from the box office. The walk starts inside the museum and then takes the listener to its surroundings. The audio walking tour is available in Polish and English.
The activity “Open Museum – Education in Action” is carried out within the project “Jewish Cultural Heritage”, component “Faces of Diversity”. Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.