The Silesian Museum has revealed an opening date of its new seat erected in the area of the „Katowice” coal mine, at 1 Dobrowolskiego St. A new logo of the institution was also presented.
The great opening will take place on 26 of June 2015 (the occupancy permit was approved in December 2013). By this time approximately 115 thousand museum pieces have to be moved to the new building, about 20 public tenders have to be decided. Additionally, the museum will recruit new employees and will prepare six permanent exhibitions.
Moreover, the Silesian Museum’s logo was changed. The new graphic sign refers to glass boxes, the main feature of the new buildings’ architecture (the letter „M”) as well as to underground tunnels of the former coal mine and to exhibitions halls of the new seat (the letter „Ś”).
The interiors of the museum will be used from time to time for commercial and important public events before the inaugural opening in June 2015. Also, the Center of Polish Scenography, a division of the Silesian Museum, is already available for visitors at 1 Dobrowolskiego St. where temporary exhibitions take place at present.