31.12.2020 Arts, News

Art online – New portal of the National Museum in Warsaw


Masterpieces of Polish painting, sculpture and graphics, ancient wall paintings from Faras discovered by Polish archaeologists, medieval and contemporary art – all this can be seen without leaving home in the new portal of the National Museum in Warsaw, which was launched in mid-October 2020.

The Digital National Museum in Warsaw presents as many as 60 thousand museum objects out of over 800 thousand in the Museum’s collection. – Thanks to the digitisation of the collection, everyone has access on a computer or phone to extraordinary works of art, including those which are regularly kept in storage because of limited exhibition space or the sensitivity of the material,” — says Karolina Tabak, Head of the Digitisation and Visual Documentation Department of the National Museum in Warsaw.

Photo © Bartosz Bajerski
Photo © Adam Oleksiak

Thanks to the new Digital MNW portal, everyone, regardless of where they live, can go on a virtual tour of the Polish National Museum in Warsaw. The service is personalized. The user can browse through the collections on a timeline or choose specific masterpieces, and save the history of their search on their profile in the portal. – Objects of particular interest can be found in the masterpieces section.

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