We are pleased to welcome Jadwiga Charzynska to CIMAM

28 January 2022

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"I have been organizing cultural projects for over three decades, and for years I have been trying to look for new opportunities in the development of my activity. CIMAM opens up opportunities for the exchange of experiences and cooperation. As a member of CIMAM, I will have easier access to many institutions dealing with contemporary art, which is very valuable to me as well as to the institution I run."

Jadwiga Charzynska, Director, LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland.

Since 2004 Jadwiga Charzynska has been director of LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art. Earlier she worked in the National Museum in Gdansk. She started her career as manager during her studies, organizing art projects, which subsequently allowed her to obtain an extra degree in culture management. Her most important long-term program initiatives at the LAZNIA are: Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdańsk (launched in 2005) and Art+Science Meeting (in close cooperation with Ryszard W. Kluszczyński; launched in 2011) – the program which introduced to Polish audience the works of such artists as Stelarc, duo Oron Catz & Ionat Zurr or Masaki Fuijhata).
In 2019 she initiated publishing by LAZNIA CCA the journal "Ręcznik" dedicated to contemporary art.
In 2008 and in 2018 she obtained the Award of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk in category Culture. In 2008 year as well, along with the entire LAZNIA team, Charzyńska obtained the Bronze Medal “Merit to Culture Gloria Artis”, awarded by Minister of Culture and National Heritage. In 2015 she received a special award from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in recognition of “inestimable merits for Polish culture”.

LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art also takes part in CIMAM's Free Admission Program that embraces more than 200 modern and contemporary art institutions and biennials worldwide, that offer free admission to our members.


CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an Affiliated Organization of ICOM.* Founded in 1962, CIMAM’s vision is a world where the contribution of museums, collections, and archives of modern and contemporary art to the cultural, social, and economic well-being of society is recognized and respected.

Join today, and take part in our network with more than 600 contemporary art museum professionals from 86 countries.

Thank you Jadwiga Charzynska, for becoming a member of CIMAM!