What does the Museum collect?
The National Museum in Lublin has collections in the field of: archaeology, history, art, literature, material culture, architecture, military, geography, ethnography, as well as archives. It collects objects and oral stories related to the heritage of the eastern territories of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. You can read more about the action in the tab.
Making an offer
1. Any private or legal person wishing to submit an offer is required to submit an offer to sell, donate or deposit.
2. Each item offered for the museum collections must come from a legal source and have been previously purchased by the tenderer in accordance with applicable law. Moreover, the tenderer must have full and regulated rights to dispose of the subject of the offer.
3. The offer should be submitted in writing and should contain the tenderer’s details (name, surname, address and telephone/e-mail address), a detailed list of objects, photographs and the proposed valuation.
4. Offers may be submitted in person, by post (National Museum in Lublin, 9 Zamkowa Street, 20-117 Lublin, Poland) or by e-mail (email@example.com).
Consideration of the offer
1. Each offer received by the Museum is reviewed by the Commission for the Purchase of Works of Art and Historic Objects.
2. The Commission for the Purchase of Works of Art and Historic Objects meets twice a year or more often if it is justified by the needs of the Museum.
3. On the basis of the opinion of the curators and conservators, the Commission recommends whether or not to accept the objects for the collection.
4. The Museum Director, on the basis of the Commission’s opinion, decides whether to accept or reject the offer.
5. After the Director makes a decision on the submitted offer, the tenderer is immediately informed about it.
6. In the event of a positive decision regarding the purchase of the subject of the offer by the Museum, a civil law contract is drawn up between the tenderer and the Museum, transferring to the Museum the ownership of the subject of the offer and, if possible, the proprietary copyrights.
7. If the application is rejected, the secretary of the Commission notifies the tenderer that the offer has not been accepted.
The Museum reserves the right not to purchase all the objects that will be included in the offer.
Acquisition of archaeological collections during archaeological research
1. The National Museum in Lublin accepts materials from archaeological research conducted mainly in the Lublin district.
2. Materials from research outside the Lublin district may be accepted in exceptional circumstances, by way of individual decisions.
3. An application for issuing a declaration expressing the readiness to accept archaeological relics shall be submitted to the Museum Director.
4. The Director of the Museum issues a declaration expressing readiness to accept archaeological relics after getting acquainted with the opinion of the substantive department and the head of the Inventory and Information Technology Department.
5. The method of transferring archaeological relics is specified in the Order of the Director of the Lublin Museum in Lublin on the introduction of the Regulations for the transfer of archaeological relics to the Lublin Museum in Lublin.
Archaeological sites found or discovered by chance
The museum is not authorised to accept archaeological sites found by chance. All archaeological artefacts found or discovered accidentally are the property of the State Treasury and may be handed over to the Museum only on the basis of a legally valid and final decision of the competent provincial inspector of monuments.