Museum of Architecture in Wrocław
The only museum in Poland solely devoted to the history of architecture and contemporary architecture.
The Museum (Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu) is located in the old Benedictine monastery, built in the second half of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th century. The founder of the Museum was the main conservator of Wrocław and the later professor of Wrocław University of Technology - Olgierd Czerner, who was its director from the very beginning to the year 2000.
Initially, the purpose of the Museum was to collect and catalogue the remaining architectonic elements of the buildings destroyed during the war. The most valuable ones were gathered in a permanent, constantly growing exposition. Later, the Museum extended its activities to the whole country, serving primarily Polish architects.
Museum of Architecture organises various temporary exhibitions which present the history and works of contemporary architects around the world. The Museum hosts meetings, international conferences, classical music concerts, festivals and theatre spectacles. In the collection there are also works of iconography, old architecture and archive photographs, which document architectonic monuments, contemporary buildings and modern art.
Based on the materials from the Museum’s website