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Muzeum Książąt Czartoryskich

The Princes Czartoryski Museum

Dama z gronostajem, Leonardo da Vinci. Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie
Pijarska 15, 31-015 Kraków Tourist region: Kraków i okolice
tel. +48 123705466
The collection is a pearl - the most valuable in Poland and one of the most valuable in Europe. The Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci or the Landscape with the Good Samaritan by Rembrandt van Rijn, as well as many other masterpieces, not only from the field of painting but also sculpture, crafts, militaria and applied arts, can be seen in 26 exhibition halls on two floors of the renovated Palace of the Princes Czartoryski Museum.

In 1801, Princess Izabela of Flemming Czartoryska created a collection of national memorabilia. The collection was presented in Puławy, in two park pavilions: The Sybil Temple, and from 1809, also in the Gothic House. In the Gothic House, Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine and Rembrandt van Rijn's Landscape with the Good Samaritan were exhibited. Among the pearls of the Czartoryski collection at that time was also Portrait of a Young Man by Rafael Santi (lost during World War II). However, the museum did not survive the November Uprising and was transported to Paris in 1831, after Prince Adam Jerzy Czartoryski emigrated. They did not return to Poland until the planned opening of a museum in Kraków in 1876. The Second World War brought significant losses to the collection. After the war, the museum came under the care of the National Museum in Kraków and, in 1991, under the Princes Czartoryski Foundation's management. On 29 December 2016, when the government of the Republic of Poland purchased the collection of the Princes Czartoryski, it became an integral part of the National Museum in Kraków.

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