Andrzej A. Zięba, director of the Research Centre for Armenian Culture in Poland (RCACP), and Maria Ohanowicz-Tarasiuk, president of the Foundation for the Culture and Heritage of Polish Armenians, have signed a letter of intent concerning long-term cooperation in work on documents and archives. In 2020-2021 this will involve the papers of the last Armenian-Catholic archbishop of Lwów, Rev. Józef Teodorowicz (1864-1938).

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We invite you to the next meeting in the “My Armenia, My Armenians” series. On the last Monday of the month, which is 28 September 2020, at 17.00, Romuald Karaś, the author of a book of reportage on Soviet Armenia entitled Szukam raju (Looking for Paradise, 1975; second, revised edition 1979), will be the guest of the Research Centre for Armenian Culture in Poland. The event will take place in the Karolina Lanckorońska Room of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, ul. Sławkowska 17 (ground floor).

Due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, we would ask those who wish to attend in person to kindly notify their intention at the following address

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Today marks the eighty-second anniversary of the death of Teodor Axentowicz, who was a Polish Armenian and painter, and one of the most outstanding artists of the Young Poland period. He died on 26 August 1938 in Kraków. There is a good reason for recalling him now. By a special resolution of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, 2020 has been designated the year of Teodor Axentowicz. In view of this, the City of Kraków Department of Culture and National Heritage and the Research Centre for Armenian Culture in Poland have prepared a joint cultural programme, details of which will be published soon on our website.

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We invite you to listen to a programme broadcast on Radio Kraków on the subject of Armenia, the Polish Armenians and the Research Centre for Armenian Culture in Poland (RCACP). Agnieszka Szablewska’s guest on this occasion was Dr Jakub Osiecki.

By tuning in you can find out where to go on holiday in Armenia, what Armenian food to try, and in which Armenian monastery to seek solace. There will also be plenty of Armenian music. And all of this conveyed with the humour and unstuffiness for which Agnieszka Szablewska is renowned. It is only unfortunate that travelling to Armenia is for the moment not recommended because of the pandemic.

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The Research Centre for Armenian Culture in Poland (RCACP) is launching a new series of meetings open to the public called MY ARMENIA, MY ARMENIANS. They will be encounters with people who have formed special attachments with Armenian culture: artists, clerics, diplomats, journalists, film-makers, travellers and academics. They will primarily be Poles, and Armenians living in Poland, but we will also endeavour to invite interesting characters from Armenia and from the rest of the world. It is our intention to bring the Polish public closer to Armenia’s past, cultural heritage, landscape, and contemporary, everyday reality through stories and tales told from the perspective of personal experience. Rather than lectures, these meetings will therefore take the form of discussions or conversations that everyone interested in Armenian issues can join. Deferring to the traditions of the Krakow Armenians from the times when their collectivity was inspired by the initiatives of Professor Anna Krzysztofowicz, the meetings in the “My Armenia, My Armenians” series will be held on the last Monday of each month (for now via the Internet).

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