Politics of memory - developing the museum network

the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
State museums and co-funded museums with local and regional governments
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Ministry was developing the museum network by the erection, expansion and co-management of 25 museums across the country:
# Polish History Museum at the Citadel in Warsaw. This is the largest museum investment in the history of Poland and the most important Polish museum. We are planning its opening for 2021.
# Jozef Pilsudski Museum in Sulejowek - On 10 November 2018, a topping out ceremony was held at the museum, and its opening is planned to take place in 2020.
# Museum of Cursed Soldiers in Ostroleka - The main stage of the investment was completed on 1 March 2019. We received the keys from the investor. Work on the permanent exhibition is under way.
# Museum of John Paul II and Primate Wyszynski in the Temple of Divine Providence. The building will be opened in October 2019, while we are already planning (also for the present year) to open a branch of the museum under the name: Museum of the Collection of John Paul II (formerly the Porczynskis' Collection).
# We have established the Museum of Westerplatte and the War of 1939, which is currently a branch of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk.
# Piasnica Museum in Wejherowo. This was established in December 2015 as a branch of the Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo. Our intention is to bring back the memory of the Piasnica massacre - a number of mass executions in which representatives of the Polish political, economic and cultural elites of Gdansk Pomerania were murdered.
# National Museum of Technology in Warsaw. We saved one of the most popular museums in Warsaw from liquidation. Today we are making preparations for the opening of the Museum and the erection of its new seat, in all probability on the commons of the National Stadium.
# The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II in Markowa. In 2017, we signed an agreement for the co-management of this museum, which is of great importance to Poland. In October 2018, the Orchard of Remembrance dedicated to Poles who saved Jews was established on the grounds.
# The Pilecki Family House Museum in Ostrow Mazowiecka. We have rebuilt and expanded the former home of the Pilecki family. The museum will be opened already in 2019.
# Museum of the Eastern Territories of the Former Polish Commonwealth. It has been established as a branch of the Lublin Museum in Lublin. Using a grant provided by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, it purchased the Lubomirski Palace in Lublin for its seat. In future, it will be an independent institution. We have just presented the initial concept of the exhibition of the so-called Museum of the Eastern Borderlands.
# We have combined the Royal Lazienki Museum in Warsaw and the Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship into a single cultural institution.
# We have incorporated the Regional Museum (presently known as the Museum of Archaeology) in Wislica - which contains priceless Romanesque artefacts - into the National Museum in Kielce as a new branch.
# We have created a branch of the National Museum in Krakow - the Czartoryski Princes' Museum and Library, in which already in December we will exhibit a collection purchased by the Polish state.
# We have rescued the building of the former Cracovia Hotel, where the new branch of the Museum will be located, from demolition and commercial utilization.
# We further plan to establish another branch of the National Museum - the Wyspianski Museum.
# We are making efforts to integrate the Museum of Pro-Independence Deeds, based at Oleandry Street, into the National Museum in Krakow.
# At the Malbork Castle Museum we have set up a branch - Sztum Castle. The first stage of renovation and conservation works was completed in spring. Among others, the roofs of buildings forming two wings of the historic building were replaced.
# We have signed an agreement for the co-management of the Museum of Remembrance of the Residents of the Oswiecim Region.
# We have signed an agreement for the co-management of the Alf Kowalski Museum of the Miedzyrzecka Region.
# From July 2018, we are co-managing the Casimir Pulaski Museum in Warka.
# Together with the Lux Veritatis Foundation, we are building the St. John Paul II "Memory and Identity" Museum, which will be dedicated to the thought and teachings of St. John Paul II, and also present 40 thou. records concerning Polish-Jewish relations during the Second World War.
# From1 January 2018, we are co-managing the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War.
# From January 2019, we are also co-managing the Gross-Rosen Museum in Rogoznica. German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-45).
# From 1 January 2019, we are co-managing the National Museum of the Przemysl Region in Przemysl.
# We have founded and are in the process of creating the Warsaw Ghetto Museum in the building of the former Bersohn and Bauman families Children's Hospital, located between Sliska and Sienna streets in Warsaw.
# We are building the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibor, a branch of the State Museum at Majdanek. We plan to open the permanent exhibition in the spring of 2020.
# From December 2018, we are co-managing the Treblinka Museum. German Nazi Extermination and Forced Labor Camp (1941-1944).
# We are co-financing the erection of the Sybir Memorial Museum in Bialystok using funds from the Cultural Infrastructure Program and the EU Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment.
# We are working on a formula for co-managing, as from 2020, the District Museum in Sandomierz.
# We are working on a formula for co-managing, as from 2020, the Podlaskie Museum in Bialystok.
# We have provided additional funds for the adaptation of the Witold Gombrowicz Museum Space at the Alexandrine Villa in the French town of Vence near Nice.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The project is in progress. A final result will be development of 25 modern multi-functional museums in Poland. This initative has been included in The Strategy for Responsible Development for the period up to 2020 (including the perspective up to

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Comprehensive financial data will be presented in the next periodic report.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
State museums
Public Sector
Co-funded state museums with local and regional self-governments
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The project is in progress. The evaluation will be carried out after the completion of the project

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