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    Exhibition “Journey into the Unknown with the Polonika Institute” Debuts in Vilnius

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    Explore the global impact of Polish culture at the “Journey into the Unknown” exhibition’s Vilnius debut, celebrating shared heritage.


    The Polonika Institute’s exhibition, “Journey into the Unknown,” showcasing 13 cities and 16 stories of Polish heritage abroad, makes its international debut in Vilnius. This event underscores the rich cultural ties between Poland and Lithuania while highlighting the shared history and heritage of both nations. The exhibition explores the Institute’s research and conservation projects in Vilnius, where it has been actively engaged in preserving Polish cultural heritage. The exhibition is held under the honorary patronage of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Prof. Piotr Gliński.

    Inaugural Event

    The exhibition’s opening on September 5, 2023, at the Polish Cultural Center in Vilnius (ul. Naugarduko 76) will feature a presentation by Konstanty Radziwiłł, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Vilnius, and Dorota Janiszewska, the Director of the Polonika Institute. It will be accompanied by a discussion titled “Between Lviv, Rome, and Chicago,” led by art historians Dr. Agata Dworzak, Dr. hab. Michał Pszczółkowski, and Dorota Janiszewska-Jakubiak, exploring the shared history of art and culture.

    Exhibition Highlights

    The exhibition showcases the Institute’s multifaceted activities across three strategic programs: Research, Preservation, and Promotion. Visitors will embark on a captivating journey to 13 cities, including Lviv, Tbilisi, Paris, and New York, discovering Polish artistic and scientific contributions worldwide. The exhibition is divided into two parts, featuring outdoor panels and a multimedia section with films, including an animated series for children and documentaries on heritage preservation efforts.

    Collaboration and Cultural Enrichment:

    The Polonika Institute’s collaboration with Vilnius’s Polish Cultural Center marks a significant cultural event, enriching the city’s cultural offerings. The exhibition celebrates the shared heritage of Poland and Lithuania and reinforces the importance of preserving and passing on this heritage to future generations.


    The “Journey into the Unknown with the Polonika Institute” exhibition invites visitors to explore the global impact of Polish culture and heritage. It serves as a testament to the fruitful collaboration between Poland and Lithuania in preserving their shared history and cultural treasures.

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