National Museum, Warsaw

  • national museum in warsaw
    national museum, warsaw 01.png
    facade nmw 04.jpg
    lorentz courtyard of the national museum
    national museum, warsaw is located in warsaw
    national museum, warsaw
    location within the city of warsaw
    established20 may 1862; 157 years ago (1862-05-20)
    locationaleje jerozolimskie 3,[1]
    warsaw, poland
    coordinates52°13′54″n 21°1′29″e / 52°13′54″n 21°1′29″e / 52.23167; 21.02472
    typenational museum
    collectionspainting, sculpture, decorative arts
    visitors540,138 (2015)[2]
    directorprof. jerzy miziołek
    public transit accesstram: 7, 8, 9,22, 24, 25
    bus: 111, 117,158, 507, 517, 521 (muzeum narodowe)
    116, 128, 195, 180, 222, 503 (foksal)[1]
    websitewww.mnw.art.pl

    the national museum in warsaw (polish: muzeum narodowe w warszawie), popularly abbreviated as mnw, is a national museum in warsaw, one of the largest museums in poland and the largest in the capital. it comprises a rich collection of ancient art (egyptian, greek, roman), counting about 11,000 pieces,[3] an extensive gallery of polish painting since the 16th century and a collection of foreign painting (italian, french, flemish, dutch, german and russian) including some paintings from adolf hitler's private collection,[4] ceded to the museum by the american authorities in post-war germany.[5] the museum is also home to numismatic collections, a gallery of applied arts and a department of oriental art, with the largest collection of chinese art in poland, comprising some 5,000 objects.[6]

    the museum boasts the faras gallery with europe's largest collection of nubian christian art and the gallery of medieval art with artefacts from all regions historically associated with poland, supplemented by selected works created in other regions of europe.[7]

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National Museum in Warsaw
National Museum, Warsaw 01.png
Facade NMW 04.jpg
Lorentz courtyard of the National Museum
National Museum, Warsaw is located in Warsaw
National Museum, Warsaw
Location within the city of Warsaw
Established20 May 1862; 157 years ago (1862-05-20)
LocationAleje Jerozolimskie 3,[1]
Warsaw, Poland
Coordinates52°13′54″N 21°1′29″E / 52°13′54″N 21°1′29″E / 52.23167; 21.02472
TypeNational museum
CollectionsPainting, Sculpture, Decorative arts
Visitors540,138 (2015)[2]
DirectorProf. Jerzy Miziołek
Public transit accessTram: 7, 8, 9,22, 24, 25
Bus: 111, 117,158, 507, 517, 521 (Muzeum Narodowe)
116, 128, 195, 180, 222, 503 (Foksal)[1]
Websitewww.mnw.art.pl

The National Museum in Warsaw (Polish: Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie), popularly abbreviated as MNW, is a national museum in Warsaw, one of the largest museums in Poland and the largest in the capital. It comprises a rich collection of ancient art (Egyptian, Greek, Roman), counting about 11,000 pieces,[3] an extensive gallery of Polish painting since the 16th century and a collection of foreign painting (Italian, French, Flemish, Dutch, German and Russian) including some paintings from Adolf Hitler's private collection,[4] ceded to the Museum by the American authorities in post-war Germany.[5] The museum is also home to numismatic collections, a gallery of applied arts and a department of oriental art, with the largest collection of Chinese art in Poland, comprising some 5,000 objects.[6]

The Museum boasts the Faras Gallery with Europe's largest collection of Nubian Christian art and the Gallery of Medieval Art with artefacts from all regions historically associated with Poland, supplemented by selected works created in other regions of Europe.[7]