The Crown Treasury – reopening

24 May 2019

The Crown Treasury at Wawel Royal Castlle is reopening after half year long closure with a new installation in the Casimir the Great Room, the largest in the exhibition.
This room was once part of the formal residential apartment of King Casimir III the Great, the last of the Piast Dynasty.

Today it holds one of the most important collections of gold and silver in Poland. The exhibition, which first opened to the public in 1959, was devised to recall the institution that affirmed the independence of the Kingdom of Poland, the Crown Treasury, where the crown jewels, insignia of power, and the royal treasure were kept. The 1959 exhibition was created by Professor Adam Młodzianowski. Today, the exhibition cabinets that he designed, and which served the Crown Treasury exhibition well for nearly sixty years, have been replaced with modern display cases that meet the highest exhibition and preservation standards. The new arrangement is part of the “Wawel – Heritage for the Future” project financed by European Union Funds. The new cases have doubled the exhibition space, making it possible to display 321 precious objects.

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