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2019 | 12, Historia publiczna | 91-107

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Plansze komiksowe w kolekcji muzeum historycznego (na przykładzie zbiorów Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich POLIN)

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Comic strips in the collection of a historical museum. The case of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews collection

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The essay deals with collecting original examples of comic book art by historical museums—it puts forward arguments for building such collections. These arguments have their source in the Polish Act on Museums—such objects may represent key values indicated in the Act: historical, artistic and scholarly. The nature of comic book panels and their value as potential exhibits and research material is well illustrated by the example of a collection of original panels from the comic book titled Achtung Zelig! The Second War by Krzysztof Gawronkiewicz (drawings) and Krystian Rosenberg/Rosiński (script). The panels held in the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews collection are being analysed as a record of subsequent changes implemented in the course of the creative process (variants). It turns out that some of the changes can be interpreted as auto-censorship, which might have something to do with the social debate on the subject of Polish-Jewish relations that was ripe in the 1990s. Thus, these objects can indeed serve as a testament to the social history at the turn of the twenty-first century, which further justifies including them into a museum collection.




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  • Uniwersytet Warszawski


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Publication order reference


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