The Lodz Cultural Centre (Łódzki Dom Kultury) is one of the oldest cultural institutions in the Lodz Province and has been operating since 1953.
The Lodz Cultural Centre plays an important role as a regional institution - it co-organizes many cultural undertakings in communes and districts and organizes trainings for representatives of cultural and local government institutions from the area of Lodzkie Voivodeship. Moreover, The Lodz Cultural Centre implements and co-implements many events of supra-regional range. ŁDK is made up of clubs and associations, music and theatre groups and courses (dance, yoga, drawing and painting).The Lodz Culture Centre houses a film centre with the Lodz Cultural Centre Cinema and 5 galleries.
The Faculty of Philology of the University of Lodz (Uniwersytet Łódzki - Wydział Filologiczny) was established in 1952 as an organisational unit of the University of Łódź. It was established from philological departments operating within the Faculty of Humanities. There are 6 Institutes at the Faculty of Philology: The Institute of English, the Institute of German Philology, the Institute of Polish Philology and Logopedia, the Institute of Modern Culture, the Institute of Roman Studies, the Institute of Russian Studies and 5 Chairs.
The National Heritage Board of Poland (Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa) is a state agency that gathers and disseminates information on heritage, sets standards for its protection and conservation, and aims to raise the social awareness on cultural heritage of Poland in order to save it for future generations in accordance with the strategy for sustainable development.
The Board – in executing the goals listed above – keeps the Register of Monuments and National Inventory of Monuments, forms digital information resources about tangible heritage and establishes new techniques for scientific documentation and research on monuments.
NHB publishes heritage and concervation related series; among them ”Ochrona Zabytków” (i.e. ”Monuments protection” ) is peer-reviewed.
The European Institute in Łódź was established as a non-profit foundation in 1993 with the statutory objectives mainly focused on European integration studies and on providing assistance for public authorities in the process of Poland’s future accession to the European Union. From 2015, the Institute is acting as a regional branch of the Natolin European Center Foundation located in Warsaw.
The present offer of the European Institute covers the training programmes, research and information projects related to the legal, institutional, economic and social aspects of European integration.
Museum of Art in Lodz (pol. Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi) is one of the oldest museums of modern art in the world. The Museum’s connections with the avant-garde date back to the turn of the 1920s and 1930s, when a group of radical artists from the “a.r.” group began gathering works of the most important artists of the day for the Museum. Nowadays the Museum consists of three different venues all located in the city center of Lodz.
The Museum in Nieborów and Arkadia was set up in 1945. It includes Radziwiłł's Palace and Garden in Nieborów and Romantic Garden of Helena Radziwiłł in Arkadia. Nowadays, Nieborów is the residenital museum of interiors from the period of 17th to 19th century. The museum exhibits furnishings and collections of sculpture, paintings, bronzes, silvers, porcelain, glass, clocks and books. It was also supplemented by the works of both fine and decorative arts from collection of National Museum in Warsaw.
City of Zgierz
Zgierz is a town and municipality in the Lodzkie Region. Zgierz is one of the oldest cities in Central Poland, it acquired its city rights some time before 1288. The area is 42,33 km2 and population is app. 56 690.
The Weavers’ Town Culture Park in Zgierz was created at the end of 2003 to protect the cultural heritage of Zgierz – historical wooden architecture and a traditional arrangement of urban space – illustrating the history of a clothmakers’ settlement dating back to the nineteenth century. The establishment of a culture park was envisaged as part of a wider programme for the revitalisation of the neglected and socially degraded centre of Zgierz and associated efforts to obtain Union and so-called Norwegian funds.
Lodz University of Technology (TUL) is a well-established higher education institution with an evolved structure. Prospective students have nine faculties to choose from as well as many additional units which enable interdisciplinary studies, provide study support, foreign language instruction, entertainment and sports.