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    Archaeologist Marek Konopka Awarded the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis

    Marek Konopka, an outstanding archaeologist and documentalist of historical monuments, was awarded the Gloria Artis Medal for “Merit to Culture”. On behalf of Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński, the order was given by Deputy Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport and the General Conservator of Monuments Magdalena Gawin.

    As reported on Tuesday on the website of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport (MKDNiS), “the ceremony took place during the general assembly of members of the Polish National Committee of International Council on Monuments and Sites ICOMOS – Poland.


    “Deputy Minister Magdalena Gawin emphasized that the awarding of the Gold Medal for “Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis” was a tribute to longstanding, fruitful professional and social activity of the distinguished person and was also an expression of recognition of their merits” – says the Ministry of Culture website.


    “You have worked, Sir, steadily for many decades to protect our common cultural heritage. It is difficult to enumerate the areas in which you acted for the benefit of monuments and cultural institutions. You are an outstanding archaeologist, inventor of historical monuments, documentalist, museologist, archivist, meritorious civil servant, author of publications on archaeology, museology and monuments protection, editor of scientific and popular magazines, an active member of prestigious advisory bodies and associations, as well as a great social worker” – said Prof. Gawin, quoted in the information.


    Marek Konopka was born on 24 December 1940. He graduated from the University of Warsaw in archaeology.


    “He is a prominent archaeologist, documenter of historical monuments, and at the same time an editor of many journals and monographs on museology, conservation and archaeology” – is written on the Ministry’s website.


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