About the foundation

objective – articles
of association

The Cultural Heritage Foundation was established in 2012 on the initiative of Michał Laszczkowski, PhD, and Paweł Wilski.

Its goal is to protect and promote the national heritage of Poland as an element of European cultural heritage.

The foundation pursues its mission by organising conservation-restoration projects and becoming involved in a range of education-, publishing-, film-related, and similar activities.

We take advantage of public funding and private business donations. We also try to attract and acquire funds from private donors.Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to restore many Polish heritage assets to their former glory and leave them in the best condition possible for the generations to come. Every, even the smallest, amount helps us preserve the fragments of our common past, inherited from our ancestors.

independence

The idea of establishing the foundation was born out of a need to take care of the heritage and culture of our country. We’re driven by a desire to preserve the amazing Polish monuments and to promote the knowledge about them.

team

  • dr Michał Laszczkowski

    PhD President

  • Paweł
    Wilski

    Vice-President

  • Aleksandra
    Waszak

    Project Coordinator

  • Rafał
    Bieryło

    Rafał Bieryło

  • Krystian
    Gagoś

    Online Project Specialist

what drives us

PROFESSIONALISM

We’re extremely glad to be able to work with true specialists in the field of restoration and conservation of monuments – both from Poland and abroad as we often work in international teams.

PASSION

Taking care of monuments and discovering Polish identity and culture has become our passion. We’re very happy to be restoring and conserving monuments working with real experts – both from Poland and abroad as we often work in international teams.

RESPONSIBILITY

When we’re engaged in conservation projects, we’re always aware of the weight of responsibility that rests with us. We make every effort to deliver the best results and meet the high expectations of those who – like us – care about the fate of Polish monuments.

DIVERSITY

We believe deeply that the strength of our common cultural heritage lies in its diversity. We wish to pass this idea on to further generations through our activity.

historical background

2008 2011

Our love affair with monuments started with a renovation of the former karzer (student prison) at the Riga Technical University. In the period 2008–2011, the Association of Academic Traditions we established was involved not only in exploring the history of student movements but also in preserving the 19th-century paintings left by students kept in the said karzer.

The number of conservation projects increased with time and it was necessary to form an entity that would handle the restoration and conservation of monuments and the acquisition of funds required to implement such projects in a professional manner.

2012 2016

The Cultural Heritage Foundation was established in late 2012.

This was our way to set up a legal entity capable of carrying out projects in the field of protecting, promoting, and disseminating knowledge about cultural heritage.

At present, we operate mainly outside our country, e.g. in Belarus, Latvia, Ukraine, Moldova, France, and Italy. By preserving valuable monuments, we show that Polish national heritage is a vital part of the European cultural heritage.

2017 present

The year 2017 was a breakthrough. We finished several major projects, including an important stage of works carried out in the Holy Trinity Collegiate Church in Olyka and in the Collegiate Church of St Lawrence in Zhovkva; we also restored a record-breaking number of grave markers at the Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv. One of our most important projects – renovation of the Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw – obtained permanent funding in the form of an endowment fund in the amount of 100 million zloty.

project counter

146 completed
projects
128 ongoing
projects

transparency

Acting for common good, we put a special emphasis on the transparency of our activity – in terms of both organisational and finance-related matters. Pursuant to the Accounting Act of 29 September 1994, the management board of the foundation makes the foundation’s financial statement available to the public, describing the foundation’s material and financial standing therein.

report

reportactivity - 2017

reportactivity - 2016

reportactivity - 2015

reportactivity
2013 - 2014

reportactivity - 2017

reportactivity - 2016

reportactivity - 2015

reportactivity
2013 - 2014