Exhibition: “Neighbors. Banknotes of the Polish-Czech borderland. Sousedé. Bankovky polsko-českého pohraničí.”
Tomorrow, October 7, at 1 pm, the Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój will host the opening of the exhibition “Neighbors. Banknotes of the Polish-Czech borderland. Sousedé. Bankovky polsko-českého pohraničí.” You are cordially invited to attend.
Paper money has for many years occupied an honored place in the circle of interest of the Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój. The numismatic collection includes not only Polish but also foreign banknotes, including those of the Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia, an almost complete collection of which has been accumulated in order to interest our neighbors from the Czech Republic in the museum’s exhibition and educational offer. Both our money and that of our neighbors “from across the southern border” will soon be on display at the museum.
The exhibition is educational in nature. By showing the artistic and historical qualities of Czechoslovak and Czech banknotes we want to present the history of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic in a nutshell. At the exhibition we will present paper money from all issues of Czechoslovak and Czech banknotes from 1918 to the present, including unique vouchers from the Terezín ghetto. We also intend to draw attention to the similarities and differences between crowns and zlotys, hence the exhibition will feature Polish banknotes from analogous periods.
The grand opening of the exhibition will be followed by a lecture by Dr. Marcin Markowski, historian, art historian, numismatist and collector of paper money.