The network of Polish cultural diplomacy spans over one hundred and twenty cultural attaché offices and twenty Polish Institutes. Among them is the Polish Institute in Rome, grounded in 1992, its activity covering the whole territory of Italy. The 20th anniversary of the Institute shows how very diverse trends in Polish culture and art can attract the interest of the Italian public. Polish literature, film, painting, music and last but not least audiovisual art are presented in exhibition or concert halls of the host country as part of cyclic events or as unique ventures. The Institute, through its activity, has found a stable place on the cultural map of Rome and other Italian cities. Changes in the organizational model of the Polish Institute in Rome are an instance of the reform implemented in recent years by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its basic objective is to reach wide circles of the foreign audience also through cooperation with the local partners. The Institute is housed in the spacious premises of the Blumenstihl palace which belongs to the historical heritage of the Eternal City, and produces numerous projects availing itself of the public space of the host country
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.