ICC publications are available in electronic versions
In order to meet the readers' expectations, we decided to prepare e-books, which in the past year were the most popular in the ICC publishing offer.
Cracow. History and Art - a new guide dedicated to the history and culture of the city
The old Polish capital is breaking popularity records today. How to suggestively tell its history and culture to interest the young reader? Can one thousand years of Krakow's history fit into one book? Cracow. History and Art is a synthesis of its history and culture prepared by the ICC Publishing House. Numerous photographs, a handy format and a soft cover make it possible to discover the city of a thousand treasures in many unobvious ways with a book in your hand. The publisher will have its premiere during the 23rd International Book Fair in Krakow in Polish and English.
The third edition of the album Armenian Cathedral in Lviv and its creators
In 2015, at ICC, we prepared an exhibition entitled Armenian Cathedral in Lviv and its creators. The exhibition dedicated to one of the oldest and most beautiful Lviv temples for several years visited many cities in Poland and was also shown outside the country. In the Orangery of the Museum of King Jan III's Palace in Wilanów, its next presentation is being prepared in cooperation with the POLONIKA Institute. On this occasion, the ICC Publishing House decided to resume the album accompanying the exhibition.
Cathedral in Pinsk – a new volume of Materials for the history of sacred art
"The city of Pinsk, formerly called Pinnum after the Pina River, located in Belarus in the Brest Region, in the drainage basin of the Black Sea, full of Ruthenians, mainly schismatics, apart from other churches, contains also a parish church under the care of the Franciscan order ”- reads a diocese document from 1727.
Main Market Square 25 – a biography that has never been seen before
Thanks to the efforts of the ICC Publishing House, a unique biography of the "The Ravens House" tenement house at 25 Main Square has just appeared, which our institution has been associated with since its inception. This place witnessed the most important events of political and historical importance taking place in the center of Krakow, but also the everyday life of the city's residents, fairs, games and cultural events.
The charm of Central European Avant-garde
Can avant-garde Lviv, Novi Sad or Zagreb from the beginning of the 20th century compete with Paris, Berlin or New York? Thanks to the efforts of the Prague publishing house "Arbor vitae" and the Art Museum in Olomouc, a monumental publication entitled Years of Disarray 1908–1928. Avant-gardes in Central Europe . The International Cultural Center was one of the partners in creating this unique compendium of knowledge about Central European Avant-garde.
Cultural heritage and mega-events - a new publication within the HOMEE project
Each city tries to support its development in different ways. One of them is the strategy of organizing large events called mega-events that attract visitors, stimulate the economy, and promote the city. How do these events affect historical cities and their heritage? What are the opportunities and threats? Among others, the international research project HOMEE, in which the ICC is involved, tries to answer these questions. The effect of the first phase of the project is an English-language publication entitled Mega-Events and Heritage -The experience of five European cities.
Use heritage! Lessons on cultural heritage online
We invite primary and secondary school teachers to enroll their classes for free lessons on cultural heritage online. Meetings with ICC educators at home is a way to better understand issues related to tangible and intangible heritage, multiculturalism, civil society and practical knowledge on how to use cultural resources online. All you need is Internet access.
Let's meet online – ICC virtual educational program
The ICC, like all cultural institutions in Poland, operates until further notice in remote work mode. This does not mean, however, that we stop implementing our research, educational or publishing projects. We encourage you to follow social media, in which we will try to bring the nearly thirty years of achievements of our institution and take a virtual journey around Central Europe.
New facilities with the European Heritage Label
Ten new objects that have played a significant role in the history and culture of Europe or in building the European Union have been awarded the European Heritage Label. The decision was announced on March 31, 2020.
18.02.2020 - 30.04.2020
The Treasures of Krakow exhibition in Sofia
After the presentation in Krakow and Bahrain, the Treasures of Krakow exhibition came to the capital of Bulgaria. Until April 30, 2020, it will be on the boulevard next to the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Sofia.
Meeting of the Expert Working Group on Cultural Heritage of the Visegrad Group Countries
On March 10, 2020, the ICC held a meeting of the Expert Working Group on Cultural Heritage of the Visegrad Group Countries. They took part in the Ministries of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Office of the General Conservator of Historical Monuments in Slovakia and the Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary.
ICC publications on the POLONA website
The International Cultural Center was one of the first research units that decided to share some of their publications under open Creative Commons licenses, among others on the POLONA website run by the National Library.
Cancellation of the Night of Museums in Krakow
This year, once again, the International Cultural Center planned to open its doors to Krakow residents during the Night of Museums. Although we are not a museum institution, we had the honor and pleasure to join the group of institutions participating in this unique event. Below we publish the official announcement informing about the cancellation of this year's edition.
PAUart – iconographic masterpieces available online
The silence in public space causes many initiatives to be transferred to the Internet. Recent experience convinces the importance of activities related to sharing culture with a wide audience using modern technologies. One of such initiatives is the PAUart project - under which you can view on-line iconographic artistic and scientific collections stored at the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Krzysztof Penderecki has died
We regret to inform you about the death of one of the greatest Polish composers, world-famous authority in the field of contemporary music, winner of many prestigious awards, Honorary Citizen of the Royal City of Krakow - Krzysztof Penderecki. Maestro Penderecki was a member of the ICC Program Council for many years, he supported us in the particularly difficult first years of activity. We deeply express our sympathy for our family and loved ones.