In the year of commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence, we had the honor to perform the exhibition “Let’s open the door to freedom. Janusz Kurtyka 1960-2010 “, in cooperation with the Krakow branch of the Institute of National Remembrance. The exhibition is a tribute to the Institute’s historians’ environment for one of the greatest medievalists in Poland, the visionary and president of the Institute of National Remembrance – Janusz Kurtyka, who died in the crash of the presidential plane in 2010.
Large-format boards and posters presented in the “History Stop” hall show the most important political and historical thoughts and views of Kurtyka and the memories of his friends. Visitors to the exhibition have the chance to visit the private office of the president, look at the copies of the original documents and photographs found in Janusz Kurtyka’s desk. The walls of the cabinet are large-format photographs depicting the impressive home library of the famous historian. In the space of the display case, we collected family memorabilia, the most important state decorations and personal items found next to the president of the Institute of National Remembrance in the remains of the aircraft.
When and where: 2018–2019, Przystanek Historia (History Stop) – Kraków, Warszawa, Katowice
For whom: Instytut Pamięci Narodowej (Institute of National Remembrance)