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In January 1944, the curator of the Museum of Contemporary Poland, Halina Jastrzębowska-Kenarowa, launched an initiative to establish a school and education camp for Polish girls who had escaped from Germany and had managed to get to Switzerland. The camp was opened on August 7, 1944 in the Villa Goldenberg, rented by the Museum, near […]

13 October 2020

We invite you to the concert of the Arti Sentemo Accordion Chamber Orchestra, which will perform at the 150th anniversary of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil. October 25th at 7 pm Knight’s Hall at the Castle in Rapperswil Free entrance! The Arti Sentemo Accordion Chamber Orchestra conducted by Zbigniew Czuryło is run by the Melodia-Art […]

12 October 2020

Opening: Friday, Sept 4, 2020 at 5 – 9 pm With works by Eduard Akuvaev, Eduard Astashev, Adil Astemirov, Alexey Avgustovish, Yuriy Avgustovish, Srazhdin Batyrov, Fedor Chernousenko, Thirza Cuthand, Zuzanna Czebatul, Magomed Dibirov, Mueddin-Arabi Dzhemal, Omar Efimov, Alirza Emirbekov, Dmitriy Fedorov, Grigoriy Gagarin, Elena Gapurova, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Vasiliy Gorchkov, Viktor Gorkov, Fedor […]

2 September 2020

On August 28, 2020, Mrs. Iwona Kozłowska – the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Swiss Confederation, visited the Polish Museum in Rapperswil. The Ambassador expressed great interest in the history of the Polish Museum and the collections in its possession. While visiting the permanent exhibition, presented as part of our […]

28 August 2020

August 23 – November 1, 2020 Opening: August 23 (Sunday) at 11.00 “Poczet” is the first Swiss solo exhibition of the multidisciplinary artist Karol Radziszewski living in Warsaw. It is presented as part of the 2019/2020 curatorial scholarship (Gebert Foundation for Culture) of Fanny Hauser and Viktor Neumann scholarships. In the exhibition, they allude to […]

19 August 2020

We regretted the message sent by Anna Mesnet of Montresor. On August 15th Mrs. Maria Helena Gabriela Countess Rey nee Potocka, Pilawa coat of arms, with whom we had many years of friendship, went for eternal rest. She represented the Montresor Castle “since forever” at the annual sessions of the Permanent Conference of Museums, Libraries […]

15 August 2020

On May 18, we recall the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II – a pope from Poland. We decided to celebrate this anniversary with an on-line exhibition discussing the 14th encyclical of John Paul II. In view of the ongoing pandemic, we have chosen the online version of the exhibition. Exhibition […]

17 May 2020

The museum took the honorary patronage of an organized scientific conference of young Polish scientists gathered in the Polonium Foundation. Science: Polish Perspectives (SPP) events connect Polish scientific diaspora all over the world. By bringing SPP events to this community, Polonium Foundation is hoping to better understand it, connect its members and give them a […]

12 March 2020

Saturday, 16th November at 18.00 Knights’ Hall, Polish Museum in Rapperswil Free entrance Fryderyk Chopin’s nocturnes Berne University students in the piano class of prof. Tomasz Herbut and Pavel Yeletski (assistant) Program: Nocturne e-Moll op.posth. (1827, 1828/30; Andante) Nocturne cis-Moll op.posth. (1830; Lento con gran espressione) Joanna Zdebska Trois Nocturnes op.9 (vor 1832) b-Moll (Larghetto) […]

16 October 2019

Veranstaltungen 9. November – 1. December 2019 Saturday, 9th November, at 16.00 VERNISSAGE Vernissage of Polish artists: Monika Jurkiewicz Małgorzata Kulczyk Ewa Metelska Magdalena Zając More info >>>

16 October 2019

Museum will be closed on Saturday, September 28th. We apologise for any inconvenience.

27 September 2019

The Surrealist Art Exhibition: August 29th – October 6th 2019 Meeting with the artist: 26th September, Thursday at 6 pm.   Rafal Olbinski immigrated to the United States in 1981, where he soon established himself as a prominent painter, illustrator and designer. For his artistic achievements, he has received more than 150 awards including Gold […]

19 September 2019

Exhibition opening: September 26, 2019 at 5 pm We invite you to the Polish Museum in Rapperswil to the opening of the photographic exhibition “The future of Rapperswil” in the photographic lens of Wojciech Walkiewicz prepared by the “Glass House” Education and Culture Center in Ciekoty. The program of the meeting also includes a presentation […]

18 September 2019

Lublin, 14 – 18 September 2019 XLI Permanent Conference of Polish Museums, Archives and Libraries in the West Program of the conference >>> (website in Polish) The Permanent Conference of Polish Museums, Archives and Libraries in the West (MABPZ) was founded in 1979 at the Polish Museum in Rapperswil. It is an organization of Polish […]

6 September 2019

We invite you to watch our profile on You Tube, where video footage from events at the Polish Museum is posted. The profile is led by Rafał Solis, who films and make video relations.  

6 August 2019

June 29th – August 26th, 2019 Vernissage: 29th of June, 2019, at 4 pm Curator of exhibition: Anna Tomczak Hanna Gordziałkowska-Weynerowska, pseud. Kali (1918-1998) – one of the most significant Polish contemporary painters operating with great success outside the country. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the studio of […]

24 June 2019

June 5th  at 6 pm Host: Ilma Rakusa, writer, Zürich Free entrance Tadeusz Dąbrowski – born on in 1979. Poet, essayist, critic, editor of the literary bimonthly magazine Topos. Artistic director of the European Poet of Freedom festival. On Radio Gdańsk he co-hosts a poetic program. First, poems. He published, among others in: Tygodnik Powszechny, […]

15 May 2019

Exhibition: 7th May – 8th June Daily from 1 to 5 pm Vernissage of the exhibition: (free entrance) Saturday, 18 May 2019, 6 pm Painter, globetrotter, storyteller – Martha Kolodziej lives her dream. Growing up in Poland and working in France for many years, the artist finds a new source of inspiration in the Bernese […]

8 April 2019

Early works from the Second World War of Tadeusz Wojnarski (1922-1999) POLISH MUSEUM IN RAPPERSWIL CASTLE After being released after nearly two years of agonizing Soviet captivity, he joined the 2nd Polish Corps under General Władysław Anders. During the military training in the Middle East and the front operations in Italy he created an impressive […]

21 March 2019

On August 16th 1868, on the 100th anniversary of forming the Bar Confederation by Polish magnates in Rapperswil by Lake Zurich, an impressive monument in the form of a column was unveiled, called the Bar Column, the Polish Column of Liberty or, in short, the Polish Column. It was founded by count Władysław Plater, Polish […]

2 December 2018

The Eisscollection constitutes documents discovered several years after the war, belonging to Rabbi Chaim Eiss (1876-1943). This Zurich merchant from Ustrzyk, one of the leaders of the Orthodox Agudat Yisrael movement, was a member of the Bern Group, which under the direction of the Polish envoy (ambassador) Aleksander Ładoś, forged Latin American passports to save […]

2 December 2018