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2002

JANUARY, 21ST
Establishment of the Section of Oriental Art (in full: The Section of Study and Restoration of Oriental Works of Art) in the Institute of Study and Restoration of Artistic Works, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. The members: Prof. Dr. Jerzy Malinowski (Head of the Section), and Mirosława Wojtczak.

FEBRUARY, 14TH
First Meeting of Polish Art Historians and Restorers of Oriental Works of Art, organized by the Section of Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, held in the palace at Żeglarska Street – the beginning of the Section activity.

JUNE, 20TH–21ST
Second Meeting of Polish Art Historians and Restorers of Oriental Works of Art, organized by the Section of Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun – a first conference of the Section (in Polish); organizers: Prof. Jerzy Malinowski and Mirosława Wojtczak.

2003

MARCH, 15TH
Establishment of the Chair of History of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art in the Faculty of Humanities, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw; the member: Prof. Dr. Waldemar Deluga (Head of the Chair).

APRIL
Word and Icon. Literary Sources in Research in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art – conference, organized in Warsaw by the Chair of History of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw; organizer: Prof. Dr. Waldemar Deluga

OCTOBER, 9TH–10TH
Proskynetaria from Jerusalem. Souvenirs of Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – international conference in English, held by the Chair of History of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw; National Museum in Warsaw and Leiden University. Organizers: Prof. Waldemar Deluga, Dr. Magdalena Łaptaś and Prof. Maat
Immerzee (Leiden University). The second part of the conference scheduled on March 2004, in Hermen Castle (Holland).

First issue of Series Byzantina, edited by Prof. Waldemar Deluga and Rev. Prof. Michał Janocha.

2004

JUNE, 17TH–18TH
Third Meeting of Polish Art Historians and Restorers of Oriental Works of Art, organized by the Section of Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, in Polish and English; organizers: Prof. Jerzy Malinowski and Mirosława Wojtczak.

OCTOBER, 16TH–17TH
First Meeting of Japanese and Polish Art Historians and Musicologists, organized by the Section of Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, and Faculty of Humanities, Osaka University (Japan), in English, held at the premises of the Society of Art Historian in Warsaw and the Faculty of Fine Arts of Nicolaus Copernicus University; organizers: Prof. Tsukasa Kodera (Osaka University) and Prof. Jerzy Malinowski.

First issue of Torun Studies on Oriental Art, edited by Prof. Jerzy Malinowski and Mirosława Wojtczak.

2005

OCTOBER, 25TH–26TH
Oriens ex Alto. Art and Liturgy in the Eastern Church – a conference organized by the Chair of History of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (in Polish).

2006

JUNE, 28TH–30TH
Fourth Meeting of Polish Art Historians and Restorers of Oriental Works of Art, organized by the Section of Oriental Art, Nicolaus Copernicus University (in Polish); organizers: Prof. Jerzy Malinowski and Mirosława Wojtczak. First debate over the establishing of the Polish Society of Oriental Art.

OCTOBER, 21ST
Meeting in Torun, preceding the founding assembly of the Polish Society of Oriental Art, – discussions about a draft statute.

DECEMBER, 2ND
Founding meeting of the Polish Society of Oriental Art – a resolution was passed to found the Section, adopt its statute and create its units in Kraków, Łódź, Toruń and Warsaw. A Board of the Society was also elected, the list being as follows: President – Prof. Jerzy Malinowski (NCU), Vice-President for Cooperation with Museums, Cultural Institutions and Associations – Dr. Joanna Wasilewska (Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw), Vice-President for Restoration Matters – Dr. Weronika Liszewska (Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw), Secretary – Anna Pawlak (National Museum, Warsaw), Treasurer – Magdalena Furmanik (NCU), Board Member, Commissioner for Members’ Matters – Prof. Dr. Tomasz Ważny (NCU), Board Member, Commissioner for Studies of African Art and Other Extra-European Cultural Circles – Dr. Aneta Pawłowska (University of Łódź). The members of the Auditing Committee: President – Prof. Waldemar Deluga (CSWU), members – Iwona Brzewska (Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw) and Katarzyna Maleszko (NMW).

2007

FEBRUARY, 13TH
Application submitted for the registration of the Society in the National Court Register.

MARCH, 12TH
Participation of Prof. Jerzy Malinowski and Dr. Weronika Liszewska in the 2nd SOM Preparatory Meeting for 3rd ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, held in Wroclaw.

APRIL, 2ND
Registration of the Society in the National Court Register.

MAY, 8TH
Founding meeting of the Torun Branch. The Board elected, its members being as follows: President – Dorota Kamińska, Ph.D. (NCU), Vice-Presidents – Prof. Dr. Swietłana Czerwonnaja (NCU) and Dr. Anna Nadolska-Styczyńska (NCU), Secretary – Dr. Katarzyna Lewandowska-Michalska, Treasurer – Mirosława Wojtczak (NCU).

MAY, 31ST
Founding meeting of the Krakow Branch, temporary represented by Dr. Beata Biedrońska-Słota (National Museum in Krakow).

JUNE, 2ND
Founding meeting of the Warsaw Branch and the First General Meeting of the PSOA. The Board of the Warsaw Branch elected, with the following members: President – Dr. Agnieszka Kluczewska-Wójcik (NCU), Vice-President – Dr. Renata Piątkowska (Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw), Vice-President – Dr. Jacek Tomaszewski (Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw), Secretary – Elvira Djaltchinova-Malets (Asia and Pacific Museum), Treasurer – Karolina Krzywicka (Asia and Pacific Museum).

JUNE, 19TH
Electoral meeting of the Krakow Branch, the Board’s members as follows: President – Dr. Beata Biedrońska-Słota (MNK), Vice-President – Rev. Dr. Wacław Umiński (Historical-Missionary Museum in Krakow), Vice-President – Anna Pusoska (MNK), Secretary – Urszula Imamura (NMK), Treasurer – Małgorzata Martini (Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow).

JUNE, 23RD
First Conference of the Society: Japanese Art, held at the State Ethnographical Museum in Warsaw (in Polish); organized by Prof. Jerzy Malinowski.
     Conference of the Board of the Society.

OCTOBER, 4TH–6TH
Second Conference of the Society: Cultures of Africa, in Polish, organized at the Faculty of Fine Arts of NCU, in cooperation with the Section of Oriental Art NCU, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology NCU, and Oriental Culture Circle by NCU; organizers: Dr. Anna Nadolska-Styczyńska and Małgorzata Baka-Theis.
     Conference of the Torun Branch.
The conference was accompanied by the Festival of African Cultures, including an exposition of photographs by Jolanta Koziorowska (State Ethnographical Museum in Warsaw) Pictures from Mali, African dances show and Ethnographical Films Festival Frames from Africa (coordinator: Małgorzata Baka-Theis).

OCTOBER, 14TH
First Seminar of Jewish Arts in the Jewish Historical Institute.
Foundation of the Branch of Jewish and Israeli Arts, with Dr. Renata Piątkowska (MHPJ) appointed its president and Dr. Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia (MHPJ) as her deputy.

OCTOBER, 15TH–22ND
Dr. Agnieszka Helman-Ważny in China at the invitation of the Office of the National Ancient Books Preservation Center of China in Beijing. Within the scope of the training program for Chinese restorers of works of art she conducted a workshop on Western techniques of paper conservation and their application to the restoration of Tibetan books.

OCTOBER, 30TH
First Scientific Meeting of the Torun Branch at the Faculty of Fine Arts, NCU.

NOVEMBER, 6TH
First Scientific Meeting of the Krakow Branch in the New Building of the National Museum.

NOVEMBER, 16TH
Visit and lecture by an anthropologist of culture, Prof. Dr. Mihaly Hoppal, Director of the Institute of Ethnology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, President of the International Society for Shamanic Research.

DECEMBER, 13TH
First Scientific Meeting of the Warsaw Branch at the Nusantara Gallery (Asia and Pacific Museum).

2008

JANUARY, 12TH–13TH
Third Conference of the Society: Art of China (first international in English and Polish), held at the State Ethnographical Museum in Warsaw; organizers: Dr. Joanna Wasilewska and Anna Pawlak.
    Conference of the Board of the Society.

JANUARY, 14TH
Signing of a cooperation agreement with the National Museum in Krakow.

JANUARY, 27TH
Second Seminar of Jewish Art, organized by the Section of Jewish and Israeli Arts in the hall of the Jewish Historical Institute.

MARCH, 10TH
Signing of a cooperation agreement with the Center of Chinese Language and Culture “Confucius Institute” of Jagiellonian University, Krakow.

MARCH, 29TH
Founding of the Section of Central- and South-American Arts at the Second Scientific Meeting of the Warsaw Branch held at the Asian Gallery – division of the Asia and Pacific Museum; Dr. Ewa Kubiak (University of Łódź) appointed its head.

APRIL, 18TH–19TH
Fourth Conference of the Society: Art and Visual Culture of India (international in English and Polish), in cooperation with the Chair of South Asian Studies, Warsaw University, held at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities; organizers: Prof. Dr. Piotr Balcerowicz, (Warsaw University) and Prof. Jerzy Malinowski, Dr. Dorota Kamińska (NCU) and Agnieszka Staszczyk (NCU).
    Conference of the Torun Branch and the Board of the Society.
The Conference was accompanied by the Festival of Indian Art and Culture, including film festival Good Indian Cinema, Festival of Classic Indian Dance (shows by Rajyashree Ramesh with the group, Aleksandra Wachacz and Magdalena Niernsee-Durbacz); organizer: Prof. Piotr Balcerowicz.

APRIL, 21ST–24TH
Dr. Weronika Liszewska participated in the Polish delegation headed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage to the 3rd ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

MAY, 6TH–8TH
Fifth Conference of the Society: Christian Art in the Borderlands of Asia, Africa and Europe (international, in English), organized with the Chair of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art, Cardinal Wyszyński University, held at the Capuchin Cloister at Zakroczym; organizers: Prof. Waldemar Deluga and Magdalena Tarnowska (Jewish Historical Institute).
     Conference of the Warsaw Branch.

JUNE, 25TH–27TH
Fifth Meeting of Art Historians and Restorers of Oriental Works of Art, organized at the Faculty of Fine Arts, NCU in Torun, in cooperation with the Section of Oriental Art, NCU in Torun; organizers: Prof. Jerzy Malinowski and Mirosława Wojtczak.

General Meeting of the Society – Dr. Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia (MHPJ) appointed Secretary of the Board.

OCTOBER, 28TH–30TH
Sixth Conference of the Society: First Congress of Jewish Art in Poland – Jewish Artists and Central-Eastern Europe, the 19th to WWII (international, in English), organized in Kazimierz on the Vistula River, in cooperation with the Section of Oriental Art of NCU, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Jewish Historical Institute and Museum in Kazimierz on the Vistula River, held at the former Synagogue and Celejowska House; organizers: Prof. Jerzy Malinowski, Dr. Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia and Magdalena Furmanik-Kowalska.
     Conference of the Section of Jewish and Israeli Art.
The Congress was accompanied by the exhibition The Paintings of the Polish Jews from the Private Collection, organized by the Museum at Kazimierz on the Vistula River (prepared by Dr. Waldemar Odorowski).

NOVEMBER, 7TH
Seventh Conference of the Society: Polish Restoration Works in Egypt and the Middle East (in Polish), held at the State Ethnographical Museum in Warsaw; organizers: Dr. Weronika Liszewska and Dr. Jacek Tomaszewski.
     Conference of the Warsaw Branch.

NOVEMBER, 29TH–30TH
Eighth Conference of the Society: Sacred World of Central Asia (international, in English), in cooperation with the Asia and Pacific Museum, held at the Asian Gallery in Freta Street; organizers: Elvira Djaltchinova-Malets, Dr. Joanna Wasilewska and Magdalena Furmanik-Kowalska.
 Conference of the Warsaw Branch.
The conference was accompanied by the exhibition The Art of Life, Death and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism at the Asian Gallery – division of the Asia and Pacific Museum (prepared by Elvira Djaltchinova-Malets).

DECEMBER, 4TH–5TH
Ninth Conference of the Society: Oriental Fabrics in Poland – Taste or Tradition? (national, with the participation of foreign guests), in cooperation with the National Museum in Krakow, held in the New Building NCU; organizers: Dr. Beata Biedrońska-Słota and Joanna Kowalska (National Museum in Krakow).
     Conference of the Krakow Branch.

2009

JANUARY, 12TH
Signing of a cooperation agreement with the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw.

MARCH, 19TH
Signing of a cooperation agreement with the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow.

MAY, 26TH–27TH
Conference: Studio Ghibli Works – 15 Reasons Why We Should Watch Animated Films organized in cooperation with the Institute of Politology and the Department of History of Modern Art NCU in the Conference Room of the University’s Hotel in Toruń. Organizer: Joanna Zaremba-Penk.

SEPTEMBER, 14TH–16TH
Tenth Conference of the Society: Poland – China. Art and Cultural Heritage. First Conference of Polish and Chinese Historians of Art, organized in cooperation with the Center of Chinese Language and Culture “Confucius Institute” of the Jagiellonian University, and with the Tsinghua University in Beijing, and Shanghai University in Collegium Maius in Krakow. Organizers: prof. Jerzy Malinowski, Magdalena Furmanik-Kowalska and dr. Bogdan Zemanek (Jagellonian University).
     Conference of the Board of the Society.

OCTOBER, 5TH–7TH
Eleventh Conference of the Society: Art of the Islamic World and Artistic Relationships between Poland and Islamic Countries, organized in cooperation with the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology and in collaboration with the Asia and Pacific Museum and the Section of Oriental Art NCU, in Krakow. Organizers: dr Beata Biedrońska-Słota, Prof. Swietłana Czerwonnaja (NCU), Aleksandra Görlich and Julia Haba (Museum of Japanese Art and Technology), Magdalena Ginter-Frołow i Karolina Krzywicka – scientific secretaries (Asia and Pacific Museum), Magdalena Furmanik-Kowalska and Prof. Jerzy Malinowski.

Conference of the Krakow and Warsaw Branches and of the Board of the Society.
The conference was accompanied by the exhibition Islam, Orientation, Ornament presented in the Ethnographical Museum in Krakow (prepared under the direction of Eleonora Tenerowicz).

OCTOBER, 23RD
Prof. Jerzy Malinowski and Dr. Weronika Liszewska participated in the First Preparatory Senior Officials Meeting for the 4th ASEM Culture Ministers’ Meeting in Poznań, held in Krakow.