This July and August, the Polish Music Center is again honored to host several scholars from the State Archives in Warsaw. For the second time, we will be visited by archivist and Paderewski specialist, Dr. Robert Górski, and UN certified preservation specialist, Anna Czajka. This visit marks the sixth installment in the ongoing professional exchange between our two institutions, which began in 2012.
The focus of this summer’s visit will be two important sections of our archive—the “Paderewski Archive – Paso Robles Collection” and the “Zygmunt & Luisa Stojowski Collection”—with planned work including: continued archival organization and cataloguing, and preservation and preparation for digitalization. In addition to the gift of time and training with these highly skilled archivists, the State Archives will also provide new, archival-grade protective packaging material for those items in our collections most vulnerable to degradation.
The PMC thanks the General Director of the State Archives, Dr. Wojciech Woźniak, and his entire staff of the Head Office of the State Archives for their ongoing support of this cooperation.