Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

Biografie rzeczy. Dary z kolekcji Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich. Katalog wystawy. Warszawa 2013.
(268 words)

Curators

Judyta Pawlak, Wojciech Leder.

Imprint

Warsaw, Poland, 2013. 124 pp., illustrations: 214 col., 22.5 × 19.2 cm.

Location

Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich (18 October 2013–17 February 2014)

Description

A wide variety of items gifted to the Museum, exhibited with their personal histories and the stories of those who preserved them. Exhibition in seven sections, each representing a facet of Polish Jewish identity and experience: 1. The Book (religious and secular), 2. Emigration, Journey, Wandering (objects that were orphaned, entrusted to others, or taken out of Poland with their owners), 3. Signs of an Absent Present (items, including ceremonial objects, that were kept, hidden or salvaged in the Jews’ absence), 4. Personal Mementos, Family Mementos, “Objects with their Own Narratives” (items donated by their owners), 5. Motherland (objects that express the owner’s attachment and dedication to Poland or Israel), 6. Art (created by Jews or with Jews in mind), 7. Hiding (items that were hidden by Jews, or testify to their life in hiding). Each section was accompanied by a contemporary Polish artwork that echoes its central theme. Introductory essays on the exhibited gifts (Judyta Pawlak) and the contemporary works exhibited with them (Wojciech Leder). Descriptive entries. 222 items.

main keywords

ANTISEMITIC IMAGES/OBJECTS
CEREMONIAL OBJECTS
HOLOCAUST
PAINTINGS
PHOTOGRAPHS
PRINTED BOOKS
POLAND

minor keywords

Amulets
Dreidels
Games/Toys
Hanukkah lamps
Hebrew printing, Poland
Historical documents
Historical photographs
Kiddush cups
Maps, State of Israel
Musical instruments
Paintings, Jewish figures
Pidyon ha-Ben plates
Playing cards
Postcards
Posters
Prints, costume
Prints, synagogues
Seals/Stamps
Shana Tova greeting cards
Shiviti plaques, metal
Soldiers (Jewish) & related objects
Sukkah
Szyk, Arthur
Talit neckband
Textiles
Tombstones, Poland
Torah (scroll)
Torah mantles
Zionism

Cite this page
“Biografie rzeczy. Dary z kolekcji Muzeum Historii Zydow Polskich. Katalog wystawy. Warszawa 2013.”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC2137>
First published online: 2019



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