Our goal is to create a modern and competent cultural institution with an open philosophy of activity, encouraging the cooperation of both the circles professionally connected with museology and all those who support the building of a modern museology in Poland. We wish to become a forum for exchange of thoughts and experience of museum workers, but also representatives of the world of science, art, business who, just like us, perceive museums as institutions representing a huge potential of creativity and influence on social transformations.
This initiative is first of all addressed to individual owners of works of art and relics, as well as collectors and Churches of various denominations, which have been gathering, often superb, works of art for ages. The standard of documentation of relics and works of art, prepared by us serves the purpose of easy identification of objects lost as a result of crime, natural disaster or loss. This is a uniform method of description of a work of art or a product of material culture with an esthetic, historical, material value. Please note that this system does not substitute a professional inventory taking of objects.
In Poland there operate 427 museums with a statute or rules and regulations approved by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
Just like we have announced, we are making available to you a list of museums operating in Poland, which have a statute or rules and regulations approved by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. There are 427 such museums.
The national list of stolen or illegally exported relics, in its present form, is a tool used by the Police, Customs Services and Border Guards for carrying out of searches and identification of lost cultural goods. As a publicly available base it also offers to other persons a possibility to verify whether or not the given object is searched. It is a very useful tool for antiquarians, auction houses and their clients – all the participants of the antiquarian market.