Educational Outreach from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State museum

Archaeologist Elżbieta Brzózka Visits the Polish Mission for Three Days

ela-smElżbieta Brzózka is a seasoned archeologist from Oświęcim Poland, who’s expertise is object conservation. She’s the Head of Collections at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, and she’s taken some time from her busy schedule to visit us! Leading the Collections wing of the world’s most prominent Holocaust museum, her team is responsible for safeguarding an unprecedented historic collection. Facing numerous challenges, staff under her leadership employ cutting edge museum conservation methods to ensure the longevity of the artifacts. Her innovative and energetic approach to preserving the past sets the benchmark for museums everywhere.

Brzózka’s visit to the Polish Mission will begin with a two-day assessment of our Holocaust and Displaced Persons collections, and will end with a free lecture at the Wotta Building’s Panorama Room On January 22nd, at 1 pm. Refreshments will be provided. Brzózka will speak for approximately 45 minutes on the challenges facing Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum with innovative, modern solutions, and will highlight the Catholic experience at Auschwitz by evaluating the Polish Mission’s own Catholic-related artifacts and documents. Following her lecture, everyone is invited to an informal Q & A, where attendees may gain expert insight from one of the world’s premier young archaeologists.