Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology
outpost of the Japanese creativity and ingenuity opened at 26
Konopnickiej street in 1994 as the Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology.
Renamed Museum of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha",
it remains the biggest institution promoting Japan's culture in the whole Central and
Center of Japanese Art and Technology is
a brainchild of Andrzej Wajda, the renowned Oscar-awarded
Polish film maker, who also contributed his $340,000 Kyoto
city award and helped to raise the outstanding $5.5 million to
of Japanese Art and Technology on the map of Krakow
wave-shaped building of the Manghha Museum on the bank of the
Wisla river just opposite the Wawel Hill was designed by Arata
Isozaki, Japan's prominent architect. It houses part of the Krakow
National Museum’s Japanese collections such as fabulous
Japanese woodcuts, porcelain, splendid artifacts of ancient handicraft,
ornate weaponry, etc. Many of them were amassed by Feliks “Manggha”
Jasienski, a wealthy Polish connoisseur, by the end of the
19th century and donated to the National Museum in Krakow in 1920.
The Manggha Center organizes various temporary
exhibitions, concerts, presentations, etc., pertaining mostly
but not exclusively to Japan’s national heritage or its
present-day achievements. Its modern auditorium is a
popular venue for concerts
of classical music and jazz as well as conferences
and opening hours of the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
Museum of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha" is
open every day except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
tickets cost 15 zloties, reduced 10 zloties. Available are
family tickets for adults with children priced at 25 zloties
and group tickets for 60 zloties. Admission to permanent
exhibitions is free on Tuesdays.
information of the Museum of Japanese Art and Technology -
address: Muzem Sztuki i Techniki Japonskiej "Manggha",
ul. Konopnickiej 26, 30-302 Krakow, Poland.
(+48) 122673753 or (+48) 122672703. Web site
Krakow’s central Grand Square (Rynek
Glowny), the largest plaza of medieval Europe and
one of the world’s finest with its spectacular
landmarks, has remained the hub of the city since
the 13th century.
Temple of Fine Arts from the turn of the
Bulwark of the newest art.
Exhibitions, conferences, and much more.
Poland's cult venue for high-brow
Century-old Bohemian hideout in its 1908
Art Noveau splendor.
for Jewish Culture
19th-century prayer house turned modern
cultural venue safeguards and presents heritage
of Poland’s Jews.
Almost perfect Renaissance Italian villa
shelters Krakow's European Academy.