The Museum of Polish History in Warsaw (MHP)
The Museum of Polish History in Warsaw (MHP) presents the most important currents in the history of the Polish state and nation with particular emphasis on topics dealing with parliamentary tradition, institutions, civic movements and Poland’s struggle for freedom and independence.
The Museum actively promotes Poland’s international image by presenting Polish history and culture to foreign audiences in an interesting and easy-to-grasp manner. Therefore, the Museum participates in the international dialogue and it focuses on Poland’s immediate neighbors. The MHP fulfills its task openly and it strives to ensure the widest possible availability of Poland’s national heritage and scientific resources in order to make use of their digital potential. The MHP organizes a competition called the Historical Event of the Year to honor the organizers, creators and initiators of the most interesting historical projects.
The National Heritage Board of Poland (NID) promotes Polish heritage in Poland and abroad. It also deals with elaborating expert opinions on monuments and analyzing and monitoring threats to the national heritage. In Poland, the Institute coordinates the largest European social-educational project called European Heritage Days. This is a joint initiative by the Council of Europe and the European Union aimed at promoting monuments.
The National Institute of Museology and Preservation of Collections (NIMOZ) specializes in collecting and disseminating knowledge about museums, museum collections and co-creating standards pertaining museology and preservation of collections. It also promotes the most significant Polish museum achievements abroad.
The National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad (POLONIKA) focuses on research, protection and dissemination of knowledge about the Polish cultural heritage abroad. Projects implemented by the Institute are conducive to preserving the cultural heritage, they enhance social consciousness about its importance as a material part of European and world heritage and also a factor that fashions national identity.