Exhibitions

The Galicia Jewish Museum tours its exhibitions both in Poland and internationally, and is an experienced exhibition tour manager for external travelling exhibitions for which the Museum has been contracted to travel. 

For details of exhibitions currently travelling, or to discuss our tour management services, contact our Chief Curator, Tomasz Strug.

2018

The Girl in the Diary. Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto

Rywka Lipszyc’s diary, a moving memoir of life and adolescence in the Łódź Ghetto, is the starting point for this exhibition. Selected excerpts of the diary are supplemented by expert commentary from historians, doctors, psychologists and rabbis. These commentaries help us to understand the context of the times and events Rywka refers to in her diary. The exhibition also includes unique historical artifacts and documents from museums in Poland, the USA, Israel, Germany and Belgium.

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Traces of Memory: A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland

The exhibition pieces together a picture of the relics of Jewish life and culture in Polish Galicia that can still be seen today, interpreting these traces in a manner which is informative, accessible, and thought-provoking.

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Rescue, Relief and Renewal - 100 Years of the Joint in Poland

2014 marks the centennial of the establishment of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, known in Poland as the Joint. The purpose of the organisation was to alleviate the suffering experienced by Jews in Eastern Europe and Palestine after the outbreak of the First World War. From the very beginning, the Join was extremely active in Poland, where its activities – in the face of war, pogroms and poverty – concentrated on rescuing, supporting and helping Jews by caring for children, organising medical care and supporting economic development. 

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Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies. Cracovian Jews in the photographs of Zeev Aleksandrowicz

An exceptional exhibition prepared by the Galicia Jewish Museum, Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies consists of portraits made in the 1930s by photographer Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz. These images paint a powerful picture by showing their subjects in two distinct cultural contexts – in the streets of their home city and in distant Palestine. In turn, the photographs become the starting point for telling stories about the relationship between these two worlds, full of contrasts and contradictions.

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