This weekend, after two years of renovation, the Jan Matejko House, a branch of the National Museum in Krakow since 1904, will re-open with a grand “Weekend with Matejko” on 26-27 September.
The museum is dedicated to Jan Matejko, one of Poland’s most treasured painters and a national hero. As the country’s oldest biographical museum, which is located in the very building in which the artist once resided, portrays the tale of Matejko not only as painter, but as a student, a teacher, a father, traveller, and patriot, as well as a pioneer in art conservation.
The exhibition as a whole is more than just a display of Jan Matejko’s paintings: through different installations, it allows visitors to really enter the mind of the artist, and understand him – and thus the Polish spirit.
The museum will be open from 10 am to 6 pm all weekend.