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exhibitionssee all

Andy Warhol. Contexts

11.12.2012 - 10.02.2013

the ICC Gallery in Krakow featured – for the first time in Poland! – the works by Andy Warhol, a renowned master of pop art, from the private... read more »

European Cultural Month – 20 years after

15.06.2012 - 05.07.2012

Only a year after the collapse of the iron curtain, Krakow found itself among the cities awarded with a privilege to host the European... read more »

Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2005–2010

14.02.2012 - 01.04.2012

Contemporary Norwegian architecture is breathtaking and gripping. Its priorities are rationality of form, technical excellence, refined simplicity... read more »

Hunting down Modernism. The Prohibited Arts in the Third Reich

19.10.2011 - 29.01.2012

Art is relative; it reflects the spirit of the age, creates opportunities for debate, is popular or provocative, conforms or resists. Irrespective... read more »

Us and Them. An intricate history of otherness

16.03.2011 - 05.06.2011

From images of mythical creatures and demons recorded in prints by modern masters like Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Dürer or Lucas van Leyden; from... read more »

British bohemia. The Bloomsbury Circle of Virginia Woolf

15.09.2010 - 09.01.2011

The controversial avant-garde Bloomsbury Group, at the heart of which were the writer Virginia Woolf and the painter Vanessa Bell, is today... read more »

Andreas Feininger. New York in the Forties

03.07.2010 - 29.08.2010

Around a hundred photographs by Andreas Feininger, one of the finest photographers of the 20th century, who immortalised the life and architecture... read more »

House of an Art Lover. Arts in Bohemia and Moravia 1870–1930

01.02.2010 - 25.04.2010

The exhibition jointly organised by the International Cultural Centre and the Olomouc Museum of Art comprised the works of art created in Bohemia... read more »

Bauhaus twenty-21. An Ongoing Legacy

08.05.2009 - 05.07.2009

In order to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the most famous design school, which brought together some of the most outstanding architects and... read more »

In the circle of historicism

03.11.1993 - 09.12.1993

Poland saw the first exhibition of works by some celebrated representative of 19th-century European historicism: Paul Delaroche (French school),... read more »

Save from Oblivion

30.11.2007 - 02.03.2008

The exhibition featured a hundred photographs of Krakow – the best images selected in an open competition jointly organised by the International... read more »

The World before the Catastrophe. Krakow's Jews Between the Wars

26.06.2007 - 11.11.2007

For seven centuries the Jews were an integral part of Krakow, building its greatness ans sharing its fate. They helped to create the unique... read more »

Jože Plečnik – Architect and Visionary

12.06.2006 - 25.02.2007

The exhibition focused on the oeuvre of Slovenia’s finest architect who shaped the unique identity and architectural shape of Ljubljana. For many... read more »

Contemporary Slovak Art

11.10.2004 - 28.11.2004

Slovakian art of the 1960s was notably pluralistic. At that time, niether younger nor older generation artists found Socialist Realism interesting... read more »

Rembrandt and his Competitors

24.05.2006 - 27.08.2006

A display of the works by one of the most important Dutch masters. The graphic oeuvre of Rembrandt was juxtaposed with the achievements of his... read more »

Nuremberg Through the Lens of Lala Aufsberg (1907–1976)

06.12.2004 - 30.01.2005

Over the decades, Lala Aufsberg with the help of her camera created a moving story of the changing Nuremberg. Though not a professional... read more »

Davida Kidd. Between teh sublime and the subliminal

15.09.2006 - 15.10.2006

The exhibition included works from the Base Imprints project which is perhaps most famililar to the Cracovian public. The most important of these... read more »

Man in the Middle. Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection

09.06.2004 - 19.09.2004

Georg Baselitz, Max Beckmann, Joseph Beuys, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Oskar Kokoschka August Macke, Oskar Schlemmer – just a few artists whose... read more »

The Seven Deadly Sins

13.03.2006 - 14.05.2006

The exhibition opened in the Holy Week of 2006 drew huge audiences to the International Cultural Centre Gallery. Jointly organised with the... read more »

Igor Mitoraj. Sculptures and Drawings

16.10.2003 - 25.01.2004

The exhibition was another in a series of the initiatives of the International Cultural Centre aimed at familiarisation of the Krakow audience with... read more »

Masters of light. California Impressionism (1890–1930)

05.02.2003 - 04.05.2003

The first Polish exhibition featuring the works of the American impressionist painters from the California-based Irvine Museum as well as from a... read more »

James Ensor (1860–1945). Prints and Paintings

12.06.2002 - 25.07.2002

James Ensor – a famous and controversial figure, a precursor of Symbolism and Expressionism. His artistic interests revolved around the printing... read more »

Mersard Berber. Grand Prix at the MTG'97

07.09.2000 - 08.10.2000

Berber's painiting and graphic oeuvre is impressing for its artistry and poetic reflection. Celebrated all over the world, the artist has... read more »

Neo Rauch. Paintings from the Collection of the Deutsche Bank

03.10.2001 - 18.11.2001

The exhibition featured the paintings by the Lipsk-born and Lipsk-based artist that were painted in the decade preceding the International Cultural... read more »

Hogarth and His Century

27.04.2001 - 24.06.2001

Jointly organised by the International Cultural Centre and the Print Room of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Polish Academy of... read more »

Otto Wagner. Vienna - Architecture Around 1900

20.10.2000 - 03.12.2000

Otto Wagner – a celebrated Austrian architect at the turn of the centuries. Working in Vienna mostly, his architecture became a symbol of the... read more »

Made in Hungary. Hungarian Photographers 1919–1956

28.04.2000 - 28.05.2000

An overview of the Hungarian photography of the first half of the 20th century. Over 120 images by dozens of photographers. A variety of attitudes... read more »

Margaret Hunter. Tangents

19.10.1998 - 22.11.1998

Margaret Hunter – an artist pursuing and boasting an entirely original mode of self-expression. Born in Scotland, Hunter spent her childhood in... read more »

Emil Nolde. Watercolours and Prints

01.06.1998 - 31.07.1998

Emil Nolde was one of the leading figures of German Expressionism and an active member of the Berlin-based Die Brücke Group. His works, alongside... read more »

Egon Schiele in Krakow

11.12.1996 - 30.01.1997

The Krakow display of the works by Egon Schiele was the artist’s first exhibition to have ever been organised in Poland. Alongside Gustav Klimt... read more »

Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Life and Work

18.09.1996 - 31.10.1996

The exhibition featuring the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh was jointly organised by the International Cultural Centre and the Glasgow School... read more »

Oskar Kokoschka. The Early Years

06.10.1994 - 04.12.1994

The exhibition of Oskar Kokoschka was another in a series of expositions featuring the pioneers of modern art of the 20th century. Though initially... read more »

George Grosz's Graphic Art

24.06.1992 - 09.08.1992

The oeuvre of George Grosz is closely related to the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) movement. Grosz’s most representative works, many of... read more »

Gustav Klimt. Pictures and Drawnings

09.06.1992 - 12.07.1992

Gustav Klimt is a household name: a classic of the 20th century art and a foremost figure among the artists of the Vienna Secession. Stretched... read more »

research projectssee all

Annual Meeting of the Heads of National Networks of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation

20.10.2011 - 23.10.2011

In October 2011, the International Cultural Centre in Krakow, the co-ordinator of the Polish network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, took great pride... read more »

Management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites...

01.04.2009 - 31.03.2011

Long-term aim of the project Management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland and Norway is to inspire and initiate direct future co-operation... read more »

1001 Actions for Dialogue Campaign

01.04.2008 - 31.05.2008

The most important initiotive of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue Between Cultures in 2008 run as a part of the European... read more »

Reclaiming memory. Urban regeneration in the historic Jewish quarters of Central European

25.06.2007 - 26.06.2007

The political and economic changes that took place in Central Europe after 1989 in many countries of this region led to a rediscovery and... read more »

Culture and development 20 years after the fall of communism in Europe

04.06.2009 - 06.06.2009

The year 2009 celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. 4 June 1989 was the date of the first free... read more »

The Myth of Galicia

04.11.2010 - 05.11.2010

The  ICC continues a debate opened  last year on the joint Polish­Austrian­Ukrainian project. The  initial  idea of  the project and... read more »

Nation, style, modernism

05.09.2003 - 11.09.2003

This international conference organised by the International Cultural Centre and Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte form Munich was devoted to... read more »

Krakow and Prague. Two Central European Capitals

01.06.2000 - 02.06.2000

The conference combined two areas of interest of the International Cultural Centre. It was another meeting within the series of conferences of the... read more »

Krakow and Lviv in European Civilisation

15.11.2002 - 16.11.2002

The participants of the conference included a whole array of great specialists: historians, art historians and intellectuals from Austria, Poland... read more »

Krakow and Ljubljana and the myth of Central Europe

11.12.2006 - 12.12.2006

The bilateral conference organised by the ICC was a pendant to the first Polish exhibition of the work of the celebrated Slovene architect Jože... read more »

Krakow - Sankt Petersburg. The Capital Heritage

03.10.2008 - 04.10.2008

The conference organised by the ICC in collaboration with the Polish Institute and the Polish Consulate General in Sankt Petersburg. The two-day... read more »

Who are the Slowaks?

11.10.2004 - 12.10.2004

In 1994 the Slovaks began writing a new chapter in their history. It was in that year that an independent Slovak Republic was founded, and Poland... read more »

Attitudes to heritage in Florence and Krakow

15.10.2007 - 16.10.2007

Bilateral academic session organised by the ICC and the Italian Institute in Krakow. The aim of the conference was to celebrate the twentieth... read more »

Central Europe - A New Dimension of Heritage

01.06.2001 - 02.06.2001

Our complex approach to various problems connected with cultural heritage is linked in our work with the need for continous identification of... read more »

Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century. Opportunities an Challenges

24.05.2006 - 28.05.2006

An international meeting of heritage conservation and culture management experts, both - theorists and practitioners. Among the 150 conference... read more »

The Heritage of the Boarderlands - Our Common Heritage?

04.11.2005 - 05.11.2005

The phenomena of borderlands and peripheries are tied up inseparably with Central Europe's common heritage. After 1989, opportunities for... read more »

Barcelona and Krakow. Changing Visions - Visions of Change

29.03.2007 - 30.03.2007

Bilateral conference devoted to the phenomenon of historic European metropolises. A large group of guests from Catalonia, representing a variety of... read more »

The Culture of Lithuania and Poland Throughout History. Identity and Coexistence

15.10.1998 - 17.10.1998

Eminent specialists in the culture and history of Lithuania nad Poland were invited to take part in the conference, including Prof. Jan Widacki,... read more »

Death - Space - Time - Identity in Centarl Europe Around 1900

08.12.1996 - 10.12.1996

In keeping with its programme, the International Cultural Centre is undertaking a number of projects aimed at preservation of cultural heritage,... read more »

Art. Around 1900 in Central Europe. Art. Centres and Provinces

20.10.1994 - 23.10.1994

In 1994 the ICC began to implement the project Art around 1900 . As part of it a symposium Art. Around 1900 in Central Europe. Art. Centres and... read more »

Matejko and Central European Painting

03.11.1993 - 05.11.1993

The international session was held in the Prussian Homage Room of the Cloth Hall in Krakow amongst Matejko's paintings. it was attended by... read more »

Nations and Stereotypes

23.06.1993 - 29.06.1993

The conference with the participation of representatives of the world of science and culture form almost every part of the world. The project was... read more »

Theatre Architecture of the Late 19th Century

07.10.1993 - 08.10.1993

October 1993 witnessed the celebrations of the centenary of Cracow's Municipal Theatre, organized by the Management of Słowacki Theatre, the... read more »

CSCE Symposium on the Cultural Heritage

25.05.1991 - 07.06.1991

At the end of May and the beginning of June 1991, Krakow hosted the Symposium on the Cultural Heritage, of the Conference on Security and... read more »

educational programmessee all

Academy of Heritage


The post-graduate studies Academy of Heritage were established in 2001 by the International Cultural Centre and University of Economics in... read more »

Management of UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites in Visegrad Countries


The international training programme addressed to heritage professionals associated with the protection of historical monuments and engaged in the... read more »

Thesaurus Poloniae


Thesaurus Poloniae is a three-month fellowship programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland implemented by... read more »

Heritage Wanted and Unwanted

01.01.2007 - 01.01.2009

The programme inaugurated in 2007 and jointly organised by the International Cultural Centre, the Zygmunt Wróblewski High School No. 9 in Krakow... read more »

The Common Heritage of the Eastern Borderlands

01.01.2008 - 01.01.2010

A special programme focusing on the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the phenomenon of Central European multiculturalism was... read more »

Summer Academy

01.01.1994 - 01.01.2000

Summer Academy (Sommerakademie) was organised in four biennial editions (1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000) in cooperation with the German National... read more »

Heritage Awareness. Indian - Polish Project for Heritage Education

01.01.2008 - 01.01.2010

In June 2008, in the seat of the ICC in Krakow, a memorandum on scientific and educational cooperation between the International Cultural Centre... read more »


01.01.1992 - 01.01.2008

A long-standing partnership between the International Cultural Centre and the New School for Social Research/The Transregional Center for... read more »

Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa

01.01.1995 - 01.01.2009

In 1994, the International Cultural Centre (in cooperation with the Centre for Central Europe [Mitteleuropazentrum] in Krems and the Institute for... read more »

Basic Social, Cultural and Economic Problems of New Europe

01.01.1992 - 01.01.1998

The Training Centre – Academy of Heritage (previously operating under the name College for New Europe) was created in the first year of the... read more »

Central European Initiative

01.01.2003 - 01.01.2006

The cooperation between the International Cultural Centre and the Central European Initiative resulted in two sessions: Cities – Places of Common... read more »

publicationssee all

Kazimierz. The Central European Experience of Urban Regeneration


The first interdisciplinary summary of the regeneration of Krakow's Kazimierz district from the perspective of 15 years of system... read more »

50/20 Sketches and essays to mark twenty years of the International Cultural Centre


We decided to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the International Cultural Centre by producing a publication which would on the one hand sum... read more »

Who Are the Czechs?


Who are the Czechs? is an essay by the Czech philosopher Jan Patočka written in the1970s when no debate over such issues as the Czech nation, its... read more »

A Lesson in Central Europe


A selection of essays by Prof. Csaba G. Kiss published over the past 15 years in Poland and Hungary. An outstanding expert in Central European... read more »

Krakow and Ljubljana and the myth of Central Europe


Could the myth of Central Europe be the bond integrating two cities at opposite ends of Hapsburg Mitteleuropa? Does the experience of Krakow and... read more »

Barcelona and Krakow. Changing Visions - Visions of Change


This book is a fruit of the conference held in Krakow by the International Cultural Centre and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on... read more »

Florence and Krakow towards heritage


No doubt Florence and Krakow owe their high recognizability across the world to the rich, top-class heritage. That fosters a need for prudent... read more »

Models of Government Sponsorship and European Integration...


Models of Government Sponsorship and European Integration. The Experience of Poland and Slovakia Papers by directors and managers of cultural... read more »

Heritage and Transformation


Charles de Trocqueville said „When the past does not illuminate the future, the mind of man wanders in the dark”, and the great Polish... read more »

Who are the Slovaks?


This volume of essays by Slovak and Polish intellectuals grew out of a need to reduce a deficit of mutual understanding. It is a record of a debate... read more »

Stereotypes and Nations


Papers given during an international conference under the same title, organised in June 1993. It presents, in a comprehensive and unconventional... read more »

Krakow and Nuremberg in European Civilisation


Krakow and Nuremberg have played a significant role in the history of Europe. Despite the distance between them and very different political and... read more »

Krakow and Prague. Two Central European Capitals


Materials from a conference organized by the International Cultural Centre in June 2000. Both Prague and Krakow are among the nine cities that have... read more »

Art of the Third Reich


The first polisch book to present a reasonably comprehensive and expert characterisation of Germany art. After Hitlers coup... read more »

Sankt Gallen Abbey and Poland


The publication comprises a collection of materials of the scientific session organized by the ICC in November 1999 which was devoted to the... read more »

The Czech Republic and Poland on the Routes of their Cultural Development


Although possessing common roots, the cultures of the Czech and Polish nations have evolved along dofferent paths, each experiencing ups and downs... read more »

Cultural Ties between Poland and Slovakia throughout History


The outcome of a symposium organized in June 1995 by the International Cultural Centre and the Slovak Institute in Warsaw (in co-operation with the... read more »

Slovakia Known and Unknown


Another volume in a series of essays on the culture of Central European countries. It deals with literature, shows centres of spiritual life and... read more »