Admirers of Prints and Their Collections
in the National Museum in Warsaw
Between the 6th July and the 1st October 2006 the National Museum in Warsaw hosted an exhibition entitled, “The Admirers of Prints and Their Collections
in the National Museum in Warsaw” (Miłośnicy grafiki i ich
kolekcje w zbiorach Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie). The purpose of the
exhibition organised as part of the International Triennial of Graphic
Art in Cracow was the presentation of a selection of Polish collectors
from the end of the 19th and the first half of the 20th
century, whose collections have enriched he holdings of the National
Museum in Warsaw. Collectors presented were: Cyprian Lachnicki, Leopold
Méyet, Dominik Witke-Jeżewski, Seweryn Smolikowski, Wiktor
Gomulicki, Władysław Alojzy Strzembosz, Kazimierz Woźnicki, Leopold
Wellisz and Stefan Dembiński.
The exposition encompassed only part of the very interesting and
specific phenomenon of print collecting by Poles. We hope that our
session enabled the Museum to present other collectors, some of whom
may be unknown to specialists and the general public. The exhibition
intended to present not only collectors, but also institutions which
collected or still collect prints using various collection conceptions.
Scientific Session: Print Collecting in Poland - Past and Present, the National Museum in Warsaw, 1st September 2006.