Bronisław Krystall. Testament
editing by Katarzyna Mączewska, Krzysztof Załęski
graphic design: Aleksandra Toborowicz
publisher: The National Museum in Warsaw
The book accompanies the exhibition Bronisław Krystall. Bequest (NMW, 19 November 2015–6 March 2016).
Bronisław Krystall, son of a wealthy Jewish merchant, was an educated art historian, art patron and collector who bequeathed his rich collections to the National Museum in Warsaw. The book, apart from articles devoted to Krystall’s biography, contains, for the first time, the majority of literary legacy of Bronisław Krystall complete with the catalogue of his collections illustrated with photos of the most valuable objects. The catalogue includes English versions of essays by Krzysztof Załęski on Bronisław Krystall’s life and by Milena Woźniak-Koch discussing Krystall’s activity as art collector and patron.
Catalogue was featured in competition for the most accurate editorial scientific book at the XII Scientific Book Fair Wroclaw, Poland, 2016