Museum News

28.09.2018    12:00

Culture 60+ “Blood: Uniting and Dividing” – Curator-led guided tour for seniors

Blood has always been a powerful symbol through which we understand who we are. Even though blood is universal, we give it various and complex meanings. It is the substance which symbolizes both life and death, sacred and profane, pure and impure. It can bring about life and take it away. Find out more about the cultural history of blood from the Jewish perspective, as we trace its history from the Biblical times to the present. With us, we ask you to explore the question: How have Jews defined themselves by blood and how have others defined them by such?

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27.09.2018    18:00

The World through the Lens of a Documentary: “The Salt of Earth”

dir. Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado Germany 2014, 110'

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23.09.2018    11:00

Family Sunday: “Dreidel and Hamantashen” – We are creating a Museum Fairytale!

Together, with Anita Andrzejewska and Andrzej Pilichowski Ragno – photographers, and authors of the illustrations, whose works have been recognized in Poland and abroad – we will recreate the heroes of the limericks from the book, so they can star in the museum fairytale. We will get to know the basics of animation and will lend our voices to the heroes, so that the stories of Jewish holidays and customs can be shared with other children.

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16.09.2018    10:30

Themed walking tour: “Bloodshed”

Blood has been shed throughout the centuries in Kraków. Bloodshed has occurred during raids, riots, and political demonstrations. These events were too often attributed to religious or political reasons. In reality, however, there is another ground for killing, the desire to become rich, the victor taking the wealth of the victim. We would like to invite you to a walking tour, tracing the footsteps of the darker side of Kraków's history.

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