Europa Jagellonica 1386–1572

Europa Jagellonica 1386–1572
Culture and arts in Central Europe under the rule of the Jagiellonian dynasty

The Royal Castle and the National Museum in Warsaw
26 October 2012 – 27 January 2013

Lublin painter, Dormition of the Virgin Mary triptych ©The National Museum in Warsaw

This is the second instalment of the international exhibition project, and after its presentation in the Czech Republic, it is time for it to come to Poland. The first exhibition in Kutna Hora illustrated the artistic patronage of entrepreneurs who got rich in the Jagiellonian period through mining for minerals. At the Royal Castle in Warsaw the direct theme of the exhibition will be the policy of the rulers from this dynasty. The pieces presented simultaneously by the National Museum are to show the civilisation-building dimension of the epoch, not only artistic and cultural issues, but also patterns of religious worship and the activity of universities. Both displays in Warsaw will feature exhibits from outside Poland, including Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany and Croatia.