From May 29 to mid-September at the Malbork Castle Museum it will be possible to see over 300 exhibits from the collection of the Museum of the Second World War which is currently under construction in Gdansk.
This will be the first exhibition of these items which are everyday objects made and used by soldiers from the Polish, German, Russian and Japanese armies.
Bowls, glasses, spoons, forks, patriotic jewellery, and also cards will be on display in the Column Hall of the Middle Castle.
The 307 exhibits on display are around 10 percent of the total collection of the Museum of the Second World War which is due to open in September 2016.
As the heads of the two museums - Deputy Director Rafal Mankus of the Castle Museum and deputy director Janusz Marszalec of Museum of the Second World War II – highlighted, this is the beginning of cooperation between these institutions.
Both men are considering the possibilities of more partnerships like this. According to Janusz Marszalec, it is possible that parts of the collection of the Museum of the Second World War will be exhibited in other towns in the Gdansk Metropolitan Area, such as in the castle in Gniew, if the appropriate arrangements can be made.
“We are pleased that cooperation in the Gdansk Metropolitan Area doesn’t just concern mayors or city presidents, but also makes better use of the cultural potential of our region” said Michał Glaser, Director of the Gdansk Metropolitan Area Association in whose offices the museums organised their press conference.