Second Vault, Collegium Maius, Kraków

In the Second Treasury, you can find gifts donated to the Museum. Among them, there are awards received by the film director Andrzej Wajda, including the Oscar for lifetime achievement, the Golden Palm of Cannes, the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale, the Golden Bear of the Berlin International Film Festival and the Platinum Lions of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival. In 1989, Wajda received an honorary doctorate degree from the Jagiellonian University. Apart from the awards of the outstanding director, you can also admire Wisława Szymborska's Nobel Prize medal for Literature and Robert Korzeniowski's medal from the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

In the showcase below, there is an anatomical model of a male, dating back to the 2nd half of the 17th century, made of ivory by Stefan Zick, while on the lower shelf there is a copy of the coronation sword of the kings of Poland, the so-called Szczerbiec, which is a compilation of the sword’s versions from the 16th century and early 19th century.

The other side of the room is dedicated to Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last king of Poland. On display in the shelf on the right, there is an inkstand which belonged to the Marshal of the Four-Year Sejm, Stanisław Małachowski, and was used in 1791 for signing the Constitution of the 3rd of May.

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