Museum of History of Photography

Museum of History of Photography
Rating
88% from 5 reviews
Phone
+48 12 634 59 32
Fax
+48 12 633 06 37
Website
Museum of History of Photography
Address
ul. Jozefitow 16

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Editor's review

Cracovians care a lot about photography. Not least because most people you meet here happen to be artists of one kind or another. It comes as little surprise then to find that Cracow has a museum of a photography. That said, sadly, not half as many people do find this place as we imagine would like to do so. Not because the museum is well-hidden, but it's a ten minute stroll from the Planty down Karmelicka. If time's short, jump on tram 4, 8, 13, 24 or 38. This museum is small, but anyone with a soft spot for photography will be charmed by the old photographic contraptions and the one-off exhibitions from the museum's archives. Also look out for less Cracow-centric exhibitions - the museum has held shows of figures such as Eric Lessing, Cecil Beaton and Man Ray, besides many others.

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Local Life Krakow

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Lou capels from United States Reply Jun 12th, 2016

No cameras to show at all Some modern photographs on one floor Told nothing else I am a photographer don't waste your time Deceptive brochure about what to see

Mogens Moerch Moensted from Denmark Reply Dec 12th, 2015

It's a marvelous museum, but it would be of great advantage if they had some translation on their web-pages. I'm looking for the possibilities of joining some of their activities, but its very difficult to get informed.

Andy Napier from United Kingdom Reply Jul 20th, 2011

This museum should have a higher profile. The permanent exhibition shows you that the Chinese were 'up to something' using magic mirrors more than 2,000 years ago and then it continues right up to the introduction of 35mm cameras. There's even a darkroom to look at.

nlx from France Reply Aug 18th, 2008

I loved the expo and permanent gallery are worse checking too. Nice atmosphere. It's not int the center so you'll be safe from the tourist crowds…

lila from France Reply Jul 30th, 2007

Great atmosphere and place. Nice exhibition about Krakow. You really should go there!!!!

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