Museum of the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University
ul. Radziszewskiego 11
Tel. (81) 537 58 31
Free admission (temporary exhibitions in the Main Library of the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University during the library’s opening hours).
Director: Dariusz Boruch MA
Staff: Anna Dubis MA
The Museum of the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University was officially opened on 3 October 1983 but it was formally established on 1 December 1980 on the basis of an Order of the Rector of the university, which set up the Faculty of Auxiliary Sciences of History and Library Studies with the ‛UMCS Museum’ workshop. In the following years, the museum amassed objects documenting the university’s history. In 1999 changes were made to the museum’s place
within the university structures. In September 1999, by Order of the Rector, the museum workshop was no longer incorporated within the Faculty of Auxiliary Sciences of History and Library Studies. Instead a new entity was established – The Marie Curie-Skłodowska University Archives and Museum. The museum has been operating in this way since 1 October 1999, although these changes have not had any impact on how the museum functions. Its activities are regulated by the Act on Museums of 29 June 2007 (Journal of Laws, 13 July 2007). The museum has a historical profile and by implementing its documentary and educational functions, as well as amassing collections, it presents a relatively faithful picture of university life on many levels both in the past and today. The museum collects iconographic documentation of the university as well as physical objects created at the university and used in its day-to-day activities. An important collection consists of works of contemporary art, mainly drawings, prints and bookplates. The museum also collects press clippings from local and national newspapers which cover various aspects of university life. These form the basis for compiling UMCS’s bibliography. The collections are available for research and publication purposes based on generally applicable rules, and in accordance with regulations on museums and the protection and preservation of historical monuments. Due to lack of space, the museum is only able to organize temporary exhibitions, which are on display in the university’s Main Library.