Exquisite objects from the Sejm's collection

Museum objects, documents, and numismatics depicting the history of Polish parliamentarism since the 15th century until post-war period

Sammelband (2018/2018) by Krzysztof BiałoskórskiThe Sejm - Polish Parliament

From rise to fall

The collections presented in the gallery constitute a selection of museum objects connected with the history of the First Commonwealth of Both Nations from the collection of the Museum Division of the Sejm Library. This institution is a continuation of the idea of the Museum of the Polish Sejm.

Sammelband comprising two constitutions of the Sejm from the years 1587-1669 (1587/1669)The Sejm - Polish Parliament

This composite volume comprises 42 titles, mostly the constitutions of the Sejm, crowning documents and fiscal and mint registers from the period of the Vasa dynasty (1578-1669).

Increasing the number of the army of the Commonwealth in the Great Sejm (of 1788 to 1792) (1789/1789) by Daniel Loos and Friedrich LoosThe Sejm - Polish Parliament

A gold piece of medal was presented by the Prussian envoy Girolamo Lucchesini to King Stanisław August, to commemorate the Sejm, which adopted the establishment of the 100,000th army and the monument in Łazienki on the 100th anniversary of the death of Jan III Sobieski.

The "constitutional" sabre from the years 1791-1792 (1791/1792)The Sejm - Polish Parliament

The sabre was probably made to the private order of a higher officer of infantry or artillery of the army of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the Great Sejm, decorated on the hilt with an inscription commemorating the adoption of the Constitution of May 3, 1791.

Adoption of the March Constitution (1921/1921) by Jan RaszkaThe Sejm - Polish Parliament

From 20th century to modern times 

The development of technology and progress in digitization of museum objects gives an opportunity to "rediscover" the objects, make their reproductions available to a wide range of people interested in historical issues and to take them on an excursion into the history of the Polish Sejm. Usually, a digital reproduction is only considered as a copy of the original. Thanks to the digital form, a copy can sometimes gain functionality that the original historic building did not have.

Intromission (introduction to office in compliance with the law) of the Regency Council in Warsaw on 28 October 1917 (after 1917) by Jan RaszkaThe Sejm - Polish Parliament

The obverse: In front of Our Lady and Child sitting on the throne against the symbolic panorama of Warsaw, the figures are kneeling - a representation of Polish states. Reverse: Three busts of regents to the right.

Adoption of the March Constitution (1921/1921) by Jan RaszkaThe Sejm - Polish Parliament

The obverse: a scene depicting 3 figures (allegories of 3 states: a peasant holding a scythe, a worker with a hammer and a nobleman with a cap in his hands) kneeling in front of Our Lady and submitting the act of constitution; on the top in the centre - a Piast eagle.

The Marshal’s Mace, belonging to Marshal Wojciech Trąmpczyński (1920/1920) by Józef Teofil Smoliński and Grzegorz and Feliks ŁopieńscyThe Sejm - Polish Parliament

The Marshal’s Mace, belonging to Marshal Wojciech Trąmpczyński - Marshal of the Legislative Sejm and later Marshal of the Senate. Used in both Houses. A personal gift, given to the Marshal by Members of Parliament on 23 April 1920, which was turned into the private property of Wojciech Trąmpczyński.

Sejm bell (2011/2011) by Wojciech KochmanThe Sejm - Polish Parliament

A copy of a hand-held bell with an engraved inscription: "Sejm Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej 23/III – 1924 r.” (Sejm of the Republic of Poland 23.03.1924).

Contemporary Marsal's mace (1993/1993) by Anzelma Klimkowska and Anzelma KlimkowskaThe Sejm - Polish Parliament

Contemporary Marshal's mace, presented to Marshal Józef Oleksy at the inaugural session of the second term of the Sejm of the Third Republic of Poland on 14 October 1993.

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