Museum of the Lublin University of Technology
ul. Nadbystrzycka 36 C
20 – 618 Lublin
Tel. (81) 538 48 40
Free admission (temporary exhibitions are held in the main hall of the Centre for Innovation and Advance Technologies of the Lublin University of Technology, during the centre’s opening hours).
Director: Katarzyna Weinper PhD
Staff: Blanka Malczarska MA, Agnieszka Wiśniewska MA
The Museum of the Lublin University of Technology was established by Resolution of the Senate No. 34/2007/VIII of 20 December 2007 and by Order of the Rector of the University No. R – 62/2007 of 27 December 2007. The museum promulgates knowledge about the history of the University of Technology, outstanding members of staff and graduates by collecting artefacts relating to the university, storing and conserving them, inventorying them and making them available and also by organizing exhibitions to mark commemorative events. The collection consists of more than 11,000 exhibits which have been grouped into a number of categories. The largest is a collection of negatives and photographs (containing more than 10,000 items) documenting the history of the university; most of them date from the 1970s and 1980s. Written documents include printed materials and manuscripts: commemorative publications, old textbooks, press articles, ephemera: diplomas, posters, leaflets and invitations, as well as handwritten chronicles, student journals, administrative documents, student and staff memoirs. The collection of academic memorabilia consists of: medals, badges, pennants, commemorative stamps and coins, seals, statuettes, metalwork, ceramics and wood products. The museum’s collection also includes examples of official clothing used at the university in the past, e.g. rectors’ and deans’ robes, as well as insignia and banners. Thanks to the involvement of aficionados of the history of technology, it has been possible to collect more than 200 devices used in former workshops, laboratories and other rooms at the University of Technology. These are specialist devices, such as one for the automated analysis of microstructures, an Ulbricht dilatometer, and former common rail test benches, an analogue computer, a testing machine, microscopes, oscilloscopes, meters, as well as home computers from the 1980s, typewriters and calculators, radio receivers, photographic equipment and accessories, and other exhibits that are in a storeroom located in a modern laboratory building of the university: The Centre for Innovation and Advanced Technologies. At present the museum does not have a permanent exhibition. However, due to the centre’s good exhibition potential, there are temporary exhibitions on display on its premises.
Blanka Malczarska MA