Jewish Cultural Heritage

Summer holiday activities within the "Jewish Cultural Heritage" project

fot. M. Jaźwiecki / Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

In summer we organised many events on the Meadow and an expert seminar for the members of the European Association of Jewish Museums. We also trained teachers during Open Summer School. We also started "Museum on Wheels" route. Check out summer holiday activities within the "Jewish Cultural Heritage" project.

"POLIN on the Meadow"

From 25 June until 31 August we met with our visitors at the green square right next to POLIN Museum. It was already the 6th edition of our summer programme of cultural events, only this year it acquired a new name: "POLIN on the Meadow".

We built a rich programme of summer holiday activities around, among others, Jewish cuisine, thus referring to the Museum’s current temporary exhibition titled "What’s Cooking? Jewish Culinary Culture". We invited our guests to, i.a., Shabbat outdoor picnic or to the "Picnic basket" family workshop for families with children.

"POLIN on the Meadow" was not just about learning about new flavours and revealing culinary secrets—it was also about our visitors’ well-being. We invited our elderly guests to "Gymnastics for Seniors" classes based on Moshe Feldenkrais’ method. We have also organised a new series of events which combined attentive movement with elements of yoga and mindfulness, as well as innovative Zendog Your Dog meetings for dog owners residing in the vicinity of the Museum. 

We also organised a series of outdoor concerts under the title "A Lullaby for Muranów". There were more interesting forms of outdoor relaxation and neighbourly integration, among others outdoor cinema screenings, creative workshops for young people or gardening workshops.  

We organised forty-three events within the "POLIN on the Meadow" project; they were attended by 2,021 people. 

Click here for more information on the "POLIN on the Meadow" project >>

Open Summer School

We organised two series of workshops as part of the "Open Summer School" project for teachers from primary and secondary schools. Almost 1,800 participants took part in the online meetings held within this project.

The first series of workshops was dedicated to literature. Together with Polish language teachers, we looked at the reading lists included in the school curricula in the context of the history of Polish Jews. In the course of meetings which consisted of both lectures and methodology sessions, we presented practical tips, methods and materials for working with young people. We operated with a similar format during the second series of workshops devoted to the issues related to teaching about the Holocaust and the Second World War.

Seminars for museum employees

Towards the end of June, together with the Jewish Museum in Oslo, we organised an expert seminar for the members of the European Association of Jewish Museums. During the seminar, the participants got acquainted with and explored an innovative 'IASK' method of interacting with audiences based on the development of visitor participation during museum visits. 

A seminar in Amsterdam was part of the MEST [Museum Education Seminars and Training] programme devoted to developing skills of the European museums’ staff. Since the beginning of the year 2022, over 100 museum experts from Poland and Europe participated in the activities organised within the MEST programme, which is part of the "Jewish Cultural Heritage" project.

"Museum on Wheels" hits the road again!

"Museum on Wheels" is a travelling educational exhibition which visits towns with up to 50,000 inhabitants. The exhibition is the only mobile educational project in Poland that brings the history of Polish Jews to life on such a large scale and restores the memory of local Jewish communities.

"Museum on Wheels" is also an excellent platform for cooperation with local activists and institutional partners who carry out their own three-day programme of educational events accompanying the exhibition in each given town.

In September, "Museum on Wheels" will visit Opatów (Świętokrzyskie Province), Lelów and Krzepice (Silesian Province) and Koło (Wielkopolskie Province). See you on the road!

Check out the route of "Museum on Wheels" exhibition and its rich programme of events >>

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