Contact for media representatives: Agnieszka Krzyżaniak tel. 61 852 82 51 ext. 113 firstname.lastname@example.org Łukasz Bartkowiak tel. 782170579 email@example.com The Archaeological Museum has permanently grown into the landscape of cultural institutions of the city of Poznań. It is here that there is the famous and unique Obelisk of Ramses II, unique in this part of Europe, here you can also see a real Egyptian mummy, the famous wełki of Bytyn and many other interesting monuments from Greater Poland and Africa. However, few people are aware of the old age of our institution. In 2007, the Museum celebrated its 150th anniversary! The origins of this facility date back to 1857. At that time, at the Society of Friends of Sciences in Poznań, the Museum of Polish and Slavic Antiquities was established, aimed at collecting memorabilia related to the oldest history of our nation. The seat, organizational forms and name changed many times. Independence gained in 1940, when it was separated from the former Museum of Wielkopolska. In 1967, 40 years ago, the Archaeological Museum moved to the Górka Palace, which is its current headquarters. At least two characters had a strong impact on his activities. The first one was Professor Józef Kostrzewski, a longtime director, one of the initiators of the establishment of the Poznań University, the discoverer Biskupin, a teacher and educator of numerous archaeologists. He was the creator of the so-called the school of Poznań's Polish archeology, which for many years has been celebrating triumphs in the country and abroad. The second was recently Professor Lech Krzyżaniak, organizer of excavations in Egypt and Sudan, a man who introduced us to the world's salons and who made a center of African studies researching the institution he was managing. Research in Greater Poland and Africa are currently the main profiles of our activity. We do not forget about the archeology of Poznań, initiating and participating in many undertakings important for studies on the problems of the early-city city. However, first of all, we are a museum institution, focused on contact with a wide and demanding recipient, disseminating the achievements of our science and popularizing knowledge about the past. This is what exhibitions are used for, often surprising with interesting and innovative forms of exhibition and attracting the public with attractive themes. Educational events, sometimes organized (such as Slavic and Cistercian culture festivals in Ląd on the Warta River), are also very popular outside the walls of our Museum. Rich collections are mainly used by scientists struggling with many research problems, while for students they remain an invaluable teaching material. We also have a great background in the form of a scientific archive, a library, as well as a conservation, photographic and art workshop. We also publish numerous scientific and popular science publications; we also organize conferences with nationwide and international coverage. The Archaeological Museum in Poznań is already part of history, but we, its present employees, shape our contemporary face with the model of our predecessors and plan a further future. It is our burning desire to serve science and the society with which we are permanently connected. The Archaeological Museum in Poznań is the Municipal Institution of Culture, financed from the budget of the City of Poznań.
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