Minister of Education and Science to support the Polish Library in Paris


During his visit to Paris, the Minister of Education and Science Przemysław Czarnek announced an increase in the subsidy for the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, intended for the maintenance of the Polish Library in Paris.

“The Polish Library in Paris is a unique place in Paris. It is a place of education for Polish children, a place of spreading Polish culture in France and around the world. We are all responsible for it”, emphasized Minister Przemysław Czarnek.

The Polish Library in Paris is one of the oldest and richest in terms of emigration institutions. Located in the heart of Paris, on the island of St. Louis, it was established in 1838 on the initiative of the leading representatives of the Great Emigration.

Currently, the library’s collection includes about 200,000 volumes, including 50 incunabula and several thousand old prints.

The most valuable treasures include the three earliest editions of Nicolaus Copernicus’ work, De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, fragments of Queen Bona’s correspondence, and mementoes of Fryderyk Chopin and Maria Skłodowska-Curie.