The Core Exhibition will be the heart of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Eight galleries, occupying more than 4,000 m² of space, will present the thousand year history of Polish Jews – once the largest Jewish community in the world. The exhibition will show their presence in Poland in a wholly novel way, employing artifacts, quotations, photographs, illustrations, sounds and interactive multimedia.
The world of Polish Jews will be brought to life in eight galleries: Forest, First Encounters (the Middle Ages), Paradisus Iudaeorum (15th and 16th centuries), Into the Country (17th and 18th centuries), Encounters with Modernity (19th century), The Street, Holocaust, and Postwar.
The exhibition was developed by an international team of scholars and museum professionals from Poland, the United States and Israel as well as the Museum’s curatorial team under the direction of Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt–Gimblett. The design was developed by the award-winning British firm Event Communications, which specializes in high-impact, narrative, multimedia exhibitions. The exhibition is currently being produced by the Polish firm Nizio Design, under the supervision of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, which is responsible for its implementation and financing.
The Core Exhibition will be officially opened on 28th of October 2014.