There wouldn’t have been the paper mill in Duszniki, if the Chinese hadn’t invented the paper and the Arabs hadn’t brought it to Europe. The main subject of our exhibitions is therefore the history of paper and its making all over the world, in Poland and in Silesia.
We also remember that the paper-property material had been searched long before it was invented. The main aim was to write the information down. Later, there was the need of the information reproduction – this is how the print, which is also present in our displays, was born.
With the development of new production methods, the paper which had different properties appeared and they became used in different ways. In our museum we show what can be done with paper nowadays.
It produces but it also creates. In the interiors covered with polychromy, there is our gallery. We present there different temporary exhibitions. You can meet here the creations of both featured artists and the young participants of the museum graphic workshops. We do not forget about the presentation of the elements which are not available every day, also those connected with the history of Duszniki-Zdrój.
When planning artistic exhibitions, widely understood paper art is given the priority. The authors are outstanding creators as well as the Academy of the Fine Arts students. Frequently, these are foreign visitors, e.g. in 2013, Yasu Suzuka from Japan showed the paper pulp made works from the series ‘Reincarnate Shir – Nirvana Shirt’.
In the Museum of Papermaking, we present even up to dozen of temporary exhibitions a year. The information concerning vernissages and the current displays can be found under The News.
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The Museum of Papermaking has also the travelling exhibitions. The most important of them are ‘The history of paper and papermaking‘, ‘Paper and fabric ornamentation printing technologies’ and ‘The European Union countries passports’. We present them in the museums, libraries, and other institutions. By now, they have been shown in more than 30 places, also abroad (for instance ‘The European Union countries passports’ was presented in the Museum of Europe, Schengen, Luxembourg, 2012)