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The functional and utility assumptions of the new permanent exhibition are based on recently used solutions in the Polish museum, taking into account the needs and expectations of the audience and the contemporary challenges related to the need to reconcile mass culture and the offer that museums can provide in fulfilling their statutory tasks. The Regional Museum in Kutno, which operates in the current space, is not able to meet the challenges posed to museums today. The creation of the complex is an opportunity not only for the development of this institution, but the creation of a new brand and business card of Kutno of a trans-local character.
The program idea of the concept is based on the use of the unique character of the main “attraction” of the complex – the Saxon Palace. One of the main objectives of the concept, namely the revitalization and restoration of the palace from the Augustus III period – will allow to create an exposition and cultural offer based on the previously unused theme of the Polish-Saxon Union. Recourse to a topic that is only possible in a given place, i.e. finding your own “niche”, is one of the factors determining the interest of the audience today. The tourist is mostly looking for something special that he can not see anywhere else. Another important factor is the search for a place with authenticity, not a copy, a replica, or a pretend monument. Such a place can be created thanks to the palace in Kutno. The Polish-Saxon Union and research of material culture of this period also become a topic of revived interest of the scientific world not only in Poland, but also in Germany. The museum can therefore also be of interest to scientists, as well as foreign tourists.
The main challenge of the exposition, which includes not only the palace, but also the new pavilion – the former carriage house , is to show in the palace the cultural coexistence of Saxony and the Republic. The positive aspects of the culture and art of this period against the background of the political relations of the time will be presented in an agony, showing the diverse views of this period of history. An integral part using the character of the object and preserved sources will be an exposition devoted to the history of the palace, giving it the character of authenticity of functions and time. The history of the palace, its functions and preserved sources allow to construct in the future a diverse and rich offer not only exhibition, but also cultural.
The next part of the exhibition located in the new pavilion is a section devoted to the history of the town, taking into account the school curriculum and the most important events in Kutno’s history, also showing the links of residents and events with Saxony.
The complex is to consist of: Saxon Palace, Town Hall, pavilion (former carriage house), the connector between the town hall and the palace as well as the connector between the pavilion and the town hall. Such a set and layout of buildings ensures that you move around the complex without having to leave the buildings. This will ensure the comfort of your stay, especially in times of adverse weather conditions.
The arrangement of the exposition and the layout of the rooms is indicative and can possibly change due to the ongoing process of interior design research and development by the architect. It is also a subject to the conservation assessment and approval of the Provincial Office for The Protection of Monuments.
The exhibition at the Museum of the Battle of Bzura, which shows the course of the dramatic battles that polish troops led by Major General Tadeusz Kutrzeba fought over Bzura river, remains to be visited. Collected souvenirs, photos, weapons, uniforms document the biggest battle of the September Campaign of 1939.