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Muzeum Kornela Makuszyńskiego Zakopane

The Kornel Makuszyński Museum in Zakopane

Gabinet Kornela Makuszyńskiego
Tetmajera 15, 34-500 Zakopane Tourist region: Tatry i Podhale
tel. +48 182012263
The museum is located in the Opolanka villa in the apartment once occupied by the author, which was opened to the public in 1966. The museum features numerous works by the writer, collections of manuscripts, correspondence, magazine clippings, photographs and works of art, as well as a plaster cast of the hand of Kornel Makuszyński. In front of the building, there is a monument to the writer with a figure of Matołek, the goat – the hero of his comic book.

The Kornel Makuszyński Museum is the second biographical and literary museum in Zakopane, the first being Kasprowicz's Harenda. It is located in the “Opolanka” villa, where the Makuszyński family lived during their basically annual summer and winter stays in Zakopane, and after the Second World War they settled permanently. Many valuable items and the large Makuszyński library were destroyed during the Second World War in Warsaw. What is now featured in the Museum is only a part of the oeuvre of the writer – a collector of works of art and a friend of many outstanding artists. The museum was established in 1966 from collections donated to the public by Janina Gluzińska-Makuszyńska (1896-1972), the writer's widow.

The museum in “Opolanka” consists of four rooms of the Makuszyński’s former apartment. The holdings of the Museum include a collection of successive editions of the writer's books, historical and literary writings about his work, and memoirs. The writer's archive includes not only Makuszyński’s manuscripts, but also a rich collection of letters from eminent writers, painters, musicians, theatre people, scholars, politicians, as well as abundant correspondence from readers. The archive is complemented by press clippings and a collection of photographs. The art collection showcased in the apartment consists of paintings and sculptures by famous Polish artists (including paintings by Julian Fałat, Włodzimierz Jarocki, Fryderyk Pautsch, Kazimierz Sichulski, Władysław Skoczylas, Stanisław Wyspiański, and sculptures by Konstanty Laszczka and Henryk Kuna), illustration designs to Makuszyński's books, antique furniture, mostly in the Biedermeier style, miniatures, old artistic fabrics (a Middle Eastern rug, a Persian prayer book, Japanese screen), numerous works of vintage applied arts, such as lamps, clocks, Polish and French glassware, Chinese, English, Saxon and

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