Najcenniejsze obiekty w Archiwum Muzeum Żup Krakowskich Wieliczka
Most valuable items from the Museum archives
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The Cracow Saltworks Museum Wieliczka has a collection of valuable archives; the oldest date back to the 15th century. Their content value is priceless. It is difficult to determine, out of almost 5,000 catalogue numbers, the most precious ones. An interesting set of documents encompasses royal documents, often with well-preserved seals. Undeniably, the entire resource is an invaluable basis of historical knowledge. Collected and studied for a number of years, the archives were the object of numerous publications and scientific papers regarding important issues related to the history of salt mining, primarily in Wieliczka and in Bochnia. Making use of them is facilitated by printed catalogues and inventories. The Museum is also constantly taking care of the archive’s safety and condition, by ensuring proper conditions of storage and conservation. The priority of the Museum is, as far as possible, to extend the resources onto new valuable acquisitions and to take care of the collection, which the Museum already possesses and values a lot.
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