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Glimpse of Poland in the 1920s
November 5, 2008   
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The 90th anniversary of Poland's independence will see the opening of an exhibition at the Royal Castle in Warsaw entitled The 1920s. Faces of Modernity. organized by the Polish History Museum, it focuses on the most important aspects of Polish life in the period between the two world wars, 1918-1939: political events, economic and technical achievements, culture and art, youth and sport.

Apart from exhibits and documents from the period presented in a graphically modern way, it will make use of the full battery of current presentation technology: multimedia maps, touchscreen projections as well as some rarely used special projection screens.

The Castle cinema will show fragments of Julien Bryan's films shot in Warsaw at the time, brought over specially from Washington for the occasion, as well as newsreels from the archives of the Polish Telegraph Agency. Vintage radio broadcasts from the period will also be available. Visitors will be able to discover the social, ethnic and religious diversity of the Second Polish Republic as well as the world of children, toys, schools and universities of the period.

A focal point of the exhibition will be a collection of period clothes from the National Museum in Wrocław, never before shown in Warsaw.

Nov. 11-Feb. 2, 2009, Polish History Museum, Royal Castle, 1 Castle Sq., Warsaw, www.muzhp.pl
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