Collector Makes Donation to Polish Museum

A 75-year-old collector, Tomasz Niewodniczanski, has donated a portion of his collection to the Royal Castle in Warsaw (now a national museum). “The donation includes maps and plans of Polish towns and letters and manuscripts of Polish kings — from Casimir the Great onwards) — prominent writers such as Mickiewicz, Norwid, Gombrowicz and composers such as Chopin.” Not the first donation by any means: “In 1998 Niewodniczanski donated a collection of maps of the Pomeranian region to the University of Szczecin and in 2002 donated over 200 maps of Silesia to the Ossolineum Library in Wrocław. His collection of historical artifacts and maps is one of the most important and most interesting collections of its kind in the world.” Via MapHist.