Poland, Treasures and Art Collections brings together 400 years of Poland's artistic and cultural conquests, including its golden age: the 16th and 17th centuries. The exhibition assembles 195 works of incalculable value featuring a range of different disciplines such as painting, sculpture, tapestry, decorative arts and literary works. The exhibits include Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait Lady with an Ermine, visiting Spain for the first time.
The exhibition is the fruit of a dual initiative in partnership with the National Museum of Krakow, to mark Poland's half-year Presidency of the European Union. Krakow will also be hosting the exhibition Treasures of Spain's National Heritage, featuring 104 works of exceptional historical and artistic value.
Poland, Treasures and Art Collections brings together works from the leading Polish museums, representing the fine tradition of Polish art collecting over the course of the nation's history, which include works by artists such as Lucas Cranach, Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, tapestries from Brussels, armours, outstanding examples of the decorative arts, coins and medals, books, documents and furniture.