Polish President visits the Institute

On September 27 2015 the Pilsudski Institute was privileged to host the visit  of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The purpose of the visit was to meet members of the Institute’s Board of Directors and to see our collections. The President was shown the paintings and a selection of the most important documents from our archives. Dr Iwona Korga, the managing director, served as a guide, presenting a condensed history of our organization. Dr Magda Kapuścińska, the Institute’s president, welcomed the distinguished guest on behalf of the Board of Directors and introduced other members. Volunteers and friends of the Institute took part in the meeting. Mr. Duda was accompanied by several staff members of his Office, and by ministers Adam Kwiatkowski, Krzysztof Szczerski and Pawel Soloch. Dr Kapuścińska offered him a plaque with the image of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, while the Institute received a painting of the Belvedere, the presidential palace in Warsaw. We feel greatly honored by this visit. Thank you, Mr. President.

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dr Iwona Korga oprowadza Prezydenta RP po zbiorach Instytutu

Dr Iwona Korga shows the President the Institute treasures

dr Magda Kapuścińska przekazuje Prezydentowi RP płaskorzeźbę z wizerunkiem Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego

Dr Magda Kapuścińska gives the President a  Marshal Józef Piłsudski bas-relief

Prezydent Andrzej Duda przekazuje Instytutowi obraz z wizerunkiem Belwederu

President Andrzej Duda gives the Institute a drawing of the Polish Belvedere