Treasures of the Warsaw Mint. Exhibition in the Old Orangery
Valuable objects from Polish museums: medals, seals, coins, documents and prints will be displayed from 13 May as part of the "Treasures of the Warsaw Mint 1766-1868" exhibition in the Old Orangery. Many of the displayed objects are unique items, which have not been previously made available to the public.
The medallist-numismatic exhibition is organised on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Mint of Poland. It is a unique opportunity to visit the collections of the National Museum in Warsaw, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the National Museum in Cracow, the Museum of Medallic Art in Wrocław, and the Numismatic Cabinet of the Mint of Poland displayed in one location.
- Owing to the kindness of distinguished cultural institutions from around Poland, as well as private collectors, we were able to organise an extraordinary exhibition which will summarize a sizeable stretch of history of the Mint of Poland - said Inga Kosim, Director of the Marketing Department of the Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska S.A.).
It will be possible to see objects from the time of Stanisław August’s reign as well as from later times. Among the presented objects there will be medals, seals, coins, documents and prints.
- Visitors to the Royal Łazienki will see the HOLZHAEUSSER coronation medal from 1764, made by Jan Filip Holzhaeusser in the Warsaw Mint, the coronation medal of Tomasz Pingo from the same year, and the 18th identity card which enabled entry to the mint buildings - Inga Kosim emphasised.
Admission to the "Treasures of the Warsaw Mint 1766-1868"exhibition will be free from 13 May to 1 October 2016.