Who are we?

Artur Ptak, PhD – was born in 1980 in Nowy Sącz. He is a graduate of the Józef Szermentowski State High School of Fine Arts in Kielce, his specialization was artistic masonry (2000). He studied at the Institute of Fine Arts of the Jan Kochanowski Świetokrzyska Academy in Kielce. He obtained a diploma in workshop graphics in the studio of Waldemar Kozub and the annex in sculpture in the studio of Henryk Sikora (2005). He completed postgraduate studies in industrial design at the Lublin University of Technology (2011), and since 2017 he has had a Ph.D. title in fine arts awarded by the Faculty of Pedagogy and Arts of the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.  

Since 2004 he has worked as a museologist. He is associated with the National Museum in Kielce. In the years  2008?2009, he cooperated with Kielce History Museum, where he took up the post of a guide and graphic designer. In recent years, he has been an educator and author of arrangements for some art exhibitions. He has presented his works at 30 group exhibitions and five individual ones. He is active in the field of  graphics, painting, spatial form, and photography. He is also interested in typography, design, and semiology, and above all, in the social reception of signs that have a religious origin.

Norbert Dulemba – a graduate of Russian philology with a specialization in Russian language in business at the Jan Kochanowski Świętokrzyska Academy in Kielce (currently the Jan Kochanowski University). He also obtained a postgraduate diploma in human resources management at the Tischner European University in Cracow. From 2001 to 2020 he was professionally associated with a psychological magazine „Charaktery”. For many years he cooperated with the Jan Karski Society in Kielce. He loves no-fiction books, travel, mountain trips, Polish music of the 1980s. He takes the post of a specialist at the Museum for Intercultural Dialogue. 

Joanna Kwiecień – a museum assistant at the Museum for Intercultural Dialogue. Graduate of political science with a specialization in European studies at the Świętokrzyska Academy in Kielce. Museum guide, educator, culture animator with 10 years of work experience. Author of many educational programs and projects. Regionalist and licensed tourist guide in the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship.


Team of Experts:

prof dr hab. Robert Kotowski – doctor of humanities, historian, academic lecturer, a researcher of social history and women’s history in the 20th century, quality manager. Since 2009, he has served as the director of the National Museum in Kielce.

prof. Regina Renz – historian, provost of the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. Among her interests are the socio-economic history and cultural relationships on Polish soil in the 19th and 20th centuries.

prof. Adam Massalski – historian, senator. The object of his research is questions of the history of education and science on Polish soil in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as social and local history. Doctor honoris causa of the Pedagogical University in Cracow.

Marek Cecuła – pottery artist, designer. A citizen of Kielce, who returned to his home town after many years of living in Israel, Brazil and New York. From 1985 to 2004, he served as the dean of the pottery department at the Parsons School of Design in New York and a professor at the National College of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway.

Adam Bartosz – ethnographer, Romani researcher, director of the District Museum in Tarnów. Author of many texts, articles and books on the Romani people published in Poland and abroad, as well as exhibitions devoted to minorities, particularly Romani and Jewish.

Bogdan Białek – editor-in-chief of the "Charaktery" monthly, chairman of the Jan Karski Society, vice-president of the Polish Council of Christians and Jews, and board member of Jesziwa Pardes.