Are you a fan of Polish football? Visit State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw to see “Football love stories “exhibition! Posted by Kasia on Jun 26, 2016 in Culture
The State Ethnographic Museum (Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne), founded in 1888, is the oldest museum of its kind in Poland.
The Museum collects examples of Polish and international folk culture, which number over 80,000 objects. Permanent exhibitions present the cultures of Africa, Oceania and America as well as some aspects of Polish culture such as rituals, customs and material culture. The Museum also organizes temporary thematic exhibitions (czasowe wystawy tematyczne) and has an effective role in scientific publishing, research and promotional activities regarding culture.
Football Stories exhibition runs June 10th – 30th October 2016
The event is a story about the phenomenon of passionate football fans. The exhibits come from the permanent exhibition Time of Celebrations in the Cultures of Poland and Europe and a private collection of Stefan Szczepłek, a famous name in Polish sports journalism and a chronicler of football. This is Poland’s biggest assortment of jerseys, shoes, balls, gadgets and accessories that provide a historical look at the sport and the fever that accompanies it worldwide, as each item tells an important and separate story in the history of football.
The most important items with remarkable sporting stories behind them make up a collector’s path. Its stages tell a mysterious story of a champagne cork, and reveal unique shirts signed by football stars such as Franz Beckenbauer, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Zbigniew Boniek, Pele and Zinedine Zidane, as well as fan scarves, gadgets such as a cushion in the form of a street sign bearing the address of Widzew Łódź club, in addition to tickets from major tournaments.
I will not be able to attend the exhibition, but would love to hear from someone who already did or will! Let us know how you liked it:)
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