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.
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.
History of the ICC headquarters in Radio Kraków
The "The Ravens House" tenement house at Main Market Square 25, where the headquarters of the International Cultural Center has been located since 1991, has had its biography. This is a microhistory richly illustrated with source and photographic material, in which the fate of this extraordinary place is reviewed, as well as the fate of Krakow - the metropolis of 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.
Work on the so-called HOMEE card
How to organize mega events to fully use their development potential and at the same time protect the heritage of our ancestors? On April 3, 2020, an international workshop was held as part of the HOMEE project, of which the ICC is one of the partners. The meeting of almost twenty experts, representing various milieus and having extensive experience in the field of cultural heritage, was to take place in Paphos, Cyprus, but due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemics, the planned discussion took place virtually. The ICC research team was represented by: Prof. Jacek Purchla, Dr. Joanna Sanetra-Szeliga, Anna Kozioł and Piotr Knaś.
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.
The past has a future - conversation with Prof. Jacek Purchla about Krakow
- A lot has happened during these ten years - just look at the Main Square in Krakow. From our happiness and delight that tourists from all over the world come to us for tourism, which a few weeks ago was a worry for many, not to say a curse - says prof. Jacek Purchla, founder and long-time director of the ICC, in a conversation inspired by the book The past has a future.
A new series of virtual events in the ICC
In recent weeks, we have been forced to give up our habits and rituals, and distance ourselves. In our understanding, this does not necessarily mean solely isolation. As Wisława Szymborska wrote: "who looks from above, the easiest is wrong". Looking from a distance has always been important in our activities, because it allowed us to talk about culture and history and to address many, often difficult topics.
The Czech edition of Photobloc
Exhibition Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks after the Krakow presentation came to the Czech Republic. Until October 16, 2020, it will be on display at the Art Museum in Olomouc.
Exhibition The Treasures of Krakow presented in Ostrava
After the presentation in Krakow, Bahrain, Sofia and Leipzig, exhibition The Treasures of Krakow came to Ostrava. Until June 30th, 2020 it will be visible on the fence of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Ostrava.
Radio Krakow Award for May for the ICC
We are pleased to inform you that the exhibition Plants and Animals. Atlases of natural history in the age of Linnaeus got a prestigious distinction for the best cultural event of the month May, Radio Krakow Award . The jury praised the exhibition not only for being beautiful for the eye but also meaningful.
Posters from the exhibition Plants and Animals for sale online
To meet the great interest of having posters promoting the exhibition Plants and animals. Atlases of natural history in the age of Linnaeus we offer the opportunity to buy them through the ICC bookstore website. We also thank you for all the warm comments that flow to the creators of the exhibition.
Summer Holidays with the ICC
As part of the Summer in the City program, the International Cultural Center has been offering outdoor activities for organized groups starting July 2, 2020.
Apply for ILUCIDARE Special Prize 2021
For the second time prestigious European Heritage Awards – Europa Nostra Awards include two ILUCIDARE Special Prizes. The call for entries is now open. The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2020 (date of sending).
Wallpaper with motifs from the exhibition Plants and Animals
Graphics presented at the exhibition Plants and animals. Atlases of natural history in the age of Linnaeus won the hearts of people visiting the ICC Gallery with their subtle charm.
We invite you to the ICC Gallery starting May 19th
After two months, we opened the ICC door again and invite you to the long-awaited exhibition Plants and Animals. Atlases of Natural History in the Age of Linnaeus.
The ICC Gallery is open again. Welcome!
- It is really a great joy to invite you to the exhibition Plants and animals. Atlases of natural history in the age of Linnaeus, especially after such a long closing time. Especially now, when it takes on a completely different dimension - said Agata Wąsowska-Pawlik, director of the ICC.
Recruitment for postgraduate studies in the Academy of Heritage 2020-2021 has started
The ICC has started recruitment for the 15th edition of the Heritage Academy - two-semester post-graduate studies devoted to the management and promotion of cultural heritage.
Signing of cultural cooperation programme between Poland and Croatia
On July 1, 2020, the cultural cooperation program between the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia for 2020-2023 was signed at the ICC headquarters.
About the exhibition
on RMF Classic
Sunday afternoons on Radio RMF Classic are devoted to nature and ecology. In the program Sunday in the garden (14: 00-18: 00) editor Marta Kubala invites you to listen to stories from the animal world and visits to famous parks and castles.
Lithuanian state decorations for Agata Wąsowska-Pawlik and prof. Jacek Purchla
Agata Wąsowska-Pawlik, director of the International Cultural Center and prof. Jacek Purchla, founder and long-time director of the ICC received today in Vilnius from the hands of the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, the Knight's Crosses of the Order of Merit for Lithuania. Such a high state decoration is an expression of recognition for their activities for bringing Poland and Lithuania closer, strengthening Polish-Lithuanian cultural contacts and promoting Lithuanian cultural heritage.
16.07.2020, 1:00 p.m.
The art quarter – Plants and Animals exhibition
Every Thursday at 13.00 we invite you again to the ICC Gallery for 15-minute meetings during which we talk about one of the threads of the exhibition Plants and animals. Atlases of natural history in the age of Linnaeus. Their broadcast will also be conducted in the Instagram Stories, on the ICC Instagram profile.