Pursuant to the resolution of the Team – Committee for Selection of Projects for the „Conservation and Revitalization of the cultural heritage” programme under the 2009-2014 EEA Financial Mechanism and Norway Grants Programme, of December the 22nd, 2016, the project „Conservation and Revitalization of the Krasiński Palace (Palace of the Commonwealth) in Warsaw – European 17th century cultural heritage” conducted by the National Library – one of the beneficiaries of the programme , got the recommendation for additional subsidy of 1 181 053,30 zlotys.
The subsidy was granted for the following additional actions, that will be realized within the frames of the project:
In relation to the extension of the material scope of the project by the above mentioned additional works, the deadline for completing the project was extended till the end of April 2017.
On 26 November 2015, the National Library and the Programme Operator, i.e. the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage signed an annex to the financial agreement for the implementation of the Project: “Conservation and revitalization of the Krasiński Palace (Palace of the Commonwealth) in Warsaw – European 17th century cultural heritage”, under which the completion deadline for the Project has been extended until 31 December 2016.
On 8 May 2015, the National Library signed an Annex to the Financial Agreement no. 5/2014/PL08/MF EOG dated 09 May 2014, under which the savings generated in the course of Project implementation will be used to finance additional works.
The additional works to be implemented include:
13.7 million zlotys have been awarded under the 2009-2014 EEA Financial Mechanism and Norway Grants Programme to the project Conservation and Revitalization of the Krasiński Palace (Palace of the Commonwealth) in Warsaw – European 17th century cultural heritage.
The Palace will regain its former splendour. It is a great joy for me that Warsaw will finally see revitalization of one of the greatest monuments of the Baroque era - not totally preserved, but nevertheless at least partially saved from the ravages of the war. The Krasiński Palace was in fact a residence of a great scale, great class and great beauty – said Prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska, Minister of Culture and National Heritage at the inaugural conference. – The project prepared by the National Library assumes that the Palace will not only be more beautiful, but it will also be more accessible, open, more included in the cultural and tourist circuit of Warsaw – Minister Omilanowska emphasized.
The project will include replacement of windows, complete restoration of the garden facade of the Palace and side facades, as well renovation of the sculptural decoration and putting back Marcus Valerius statue on the top of the tympanum. The outside stairs and the surface of the forecourt will be repaired, and greenery in the immediate surroundings of the palace will be arranged. A multimedia kiosk and an audiovisual display will be installed in the arcades. Obiekt wzbogaci się o gabloty wystawiennicze przeznaczone dla eksponatów o znacznej wartości muzealnej i historycznej. New display cabinets for exhibits of substantial museum and historical value will be added. Also a ramp for the disabled will be mounted. Moreover, archaeological surveys around the palace will be carried out. The work is scheduled to be started still in 2014. The project is planned to be completed by 30 April 2016.
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