Event Communications has been appointed to a major project in Poland, to celebrate the Jewish contribution to life in the country, and the Polish part in the evolution of Judaism, over 1000 years.
The London group will create the masterplan and overall concept for the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw.
The consultancy’s work on the First World War exhibition In Flanders Fields, which won the Council of Europe Prize 2000, was key to the appointment, says a consultancy spokeswoman. Project director Jerzy Halberszadt, of the Jewish Historical Institute Association of Poland, took 18 months to choose a design company.
The museum has been granted a site in the same square as the monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the start of a path of remembrance to the Umschlagplatz, from where many Polish Jews were taken to concentration camps at Auschwitz and Treblinka. “However, this is not a Holocaust museum; in fact, the opposite is true,” says Event research and marketing director Cel Phelan.
The museum will seek to present a deep history of Jewish life in Poland, featuring first hand accounts from both Jews and Poles to allow a human narrative.