which changed its name to the Gdańsk Gallery of Photography in 1981.
In 1995, the Gallery was transformed into the Department of Photography of the Gdańsk National Museum and remains Poland’s only venue promoting photography under the supervision of a national museum.
The Gallery gathers and stores museum collections with great significance to the city and region, which are used by historians, monument conservers, the media and as court evidence. A separate group, which is continuously being expanded, is the photography of the borderlands. The gallery annually prepares 6-10 temporary artistic, historical or problematic exhibitions, which are also presented outside its premises.
Also worth visiting:
– The Department of Ethnography in the Abbots’ Granary
– The Museum of the National Anthem in Będomin
– The Department of Modern Art in the Palace of Abbots in Oliwa