In May 2014, the "Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre" Centre began the implementation of the "Wooden Treasure. Preserving Heritage Design Future" project. The project has been centred on documenting and promoting the traditional wooden architecture of small towns in the Lublin region.

In May 2014, the "Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre" Centre began the implementation of the "Wooden Treasure. Preserving Heritage Design Future" project. The project has been centred on documenting and promoting the traditional wooden architecture of small towns in the Lublin region.

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The "Wooden Treasure. Preserving Heritage, Design Future" project was implemented in 2014-2015 by the "Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre" Center in co-operation with institutions and a group of experts and contributors.

Realizatorzy projektu "Drewniany Skarb" podczas wizyty w Muzeum Wsi Lubelskiej
Realizatorzy i eksperci projektu "Drewniany Skarb. Chroniąc dziedzictwo kreujemy przyszłość" podczas wizyty studyjnej w Muzeum Wsi Lubelskiej, 2014.

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Aina Aske, born 1957, Cand.mag., University of Oslo. Master of Art, University of Leicester. Having been employed by Troms County Council and project manager for Trondenes Historical Centre, Aske began working as an advisor at Larvik Museum in 1996. Since 2002 engaged as head of cultural heritage in Larvik Municipality. From 2009 curator at Vestfoldmuseene. Since 2015 managing director for Vestfoldmuseene – Larvik Museum. Aske received a degree in museology from Leicester University. She specialises in 1600s and 1700s cultural history with an emphasis on urban and noble history. She has contributed in a variety of journals, yearbooks, catalogues and anthologies.

Lars Jacob Hvinden-Haug, born 1965, is a Doctor of Engineering and architect. He is employed as a senior researcher in the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU). He has worked at NIKU since 2006. Besides having broad experience in the field of cultural heritage, particularly through building archaeological surveys and mapping cultural heritage from all periods, Hvinden-Haug has worked for many years with Norwegian architectural history in an international context, and in light of societal contexts, especially in the 1600s and 1700s. This applies to the buildings’ architectural expressions as well as interior and garden art. Hvinden-Haug has graduated as an architect from Oslo School of Architecture and Design and defended his Ph.D. thesis, “The older Baroque in Norway – Typology and Use 1660–1733”, in 2008.

Gro R. Stalsberg, born 1953, works in the fields of education, archeology and cultural dissemination. She has been employed in the geodata department of Larvik Municipality from 1973 to 1994. She has worked at Larvik Museum since 1994 as an office and collection manager and in exhibition production. Since 1999 oversees the archeology department at Larvik Museum. She has contributed in a variety of journals, yearbooks, catalogues and anthologies.

Jan Michael Stornes, born 1957, is a civil engineer and a building archaeologist specialising in log- and trestle-framed buildings. He also has technical expertise in documentation, condition assessment and dendrochronological investigation of wooden architecture in Norway. He has worked at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) since 1996.

Maria Fornal, born 1960, is a graduate of Slavic Ethnography at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Since 1987, she has been associated professionally with the conservation office in Zamość. She is the author of articles on the history and culture of national minorities in the region as well as studies documenting the material cultural heritage of Zamojszczyzna. She is the founder of the Zamość branch of the Polish Ethnological Association [Polski Towarzystwo Ludoznawcze]. She is also a cultural manager and organiser of many cultural events in Zamość and the surrounding region.

Jacek Jeremicz, born 1979, is an archaeologist and holds a PhD from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Rzeszów. He has participated in archaeological studies in Lubelszczyzna, Podlasie, Pomorze, Kujawy and Wielkopolska. Additionally, he is the creator of the virtual Catalogue of Archaeological Monuments from the Lublin area as well as the co-creator of the Multimedia Educational Platform “Lublin. Manual”. He is a member of the “Hellas et Roma” association for promoting the popularisation of classical culture. As an education specialist at the Grodzka Gate – N.N. Theatre Centre, he is involved in the dissemination of knowledge about scientific discoveries about the past.

Grzegorz Miliszkiewicz, born 1955, is an archaeology graduate of UMCS in Lublin. He works at the Lublin Open Air Village Museum as a historian of material cultural and museum educator. Between 1980-1982, he developed the concept of the shtetl-town open-air museum as a set of model-structures and frames for imagining the everyday lives of the Christian and Jewish populations as well as how small-town institutions functions in the 1930s in Lubelszczyzna. He is an author and co-author of nearly 80 scientific and popular scientific publications, including a cycle of historical sketches in Spotkanie z Zabytkami. He is interested in the problems of everyday life in the first half of the twentieth century in Lubelszczyzna, history education and paratheatric forms in the formation of “museum events”. He is the author of permanent and temporary museum exhibitions based on the biographies of residents of Lubelszczyzna. He is involved in designing products arising from sources of local cultural heritage meant for enrichment and education.

Kamil Nieścioruk, born 1978, is a geographer and cartographer, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, and a specialist in the field of cartography and the Geographic Information Systems. His research interests include: early maps and methods for their study, analysis of environmental changes, cartographic methods of research, thematic cartography and regional history. More at

Natalia Przesmycka, born 1979, PhD Eng. of Architecture, is an alumna of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at the Kraków University of Technology. Since 2004, she has worked at the Chair of Architecture, Urban Studies and Spatial Planning in the Faculty of Construction and Architecture at the Lublin University of Technology. She has worked at the College of Enterprise and Administration in Lublin since 2004. In 2007, as part of the StadsLab Masterclass organised by the European Union Design Laboratory in Tilburg (Holland), she completed an international post-graduate diploma for young architects and urban planners. She received her doctorate in 2010 from the Wrocław University of Technology in the field of architecture, with a specialisation in urban studies. Her thesis was entitled “The Transformation of Urban Planning Issues in the City of Lublin between 1815-1939”. She is the author and co-author of more than 30 scientific publications and more than 20 popular science articles, as well as of several dozen architectural projects.

Krzysztof Wieczorek, born 1951, is the secretary of the Mazowiecki Branch of the Association of Heritage Conservators [Stowarzyszenia Koserwatorów Zabytków, SKZ], co-ordinator of the Working Group for Forgotten Building Techniques at the SKZ. In his work in the structures of the Laboratory for Heritage Conservation, he was involved in the conservation and study of wooden archaeological relics and modern historic constructions, both in Poland and on conservation missions abroad. Since 1992, he has been an independent contractor as a conservator of wooden applied arts objects as well as a designer and contractor for modern furniture, interior decorations and traditional wooden construction. He is the author of numerous publications and conservator opinions on the materials and chemical products used in the heritage conservation as well as of the techniques used in traditional wooden construction.


Project initiatorDirect link for this paragraph

Tomasz Pietrasiewicz


Creators and contributorsDirect link for this paragraph

Coordinator: Tadeusz Przystojecki

Technological coordinator: Łukasz Kowalski

Content contributors: Paulina Kowalczyk, Magdalena Wróblewska

Content co-contributors: Karolina Kryczka-Kowalska, Piotr Lasota, Emil Majuk, Joanna Zętar


Publication editor: Monika Śliwińska

Project graphic design, graphic identification, publication graphic design: Studio Format - Tomasz Smołka, Rafał Rola

3D modelling: Antoni Janicki - firma Cocomo, Piotr Walichnowski

3D models application, programming: firma „RICKWIND”, Robert i Wojciech Miedziocha, Kamil Pręciuk


Translations: Magdalena Dziaczkowska, Jarosław Kobyłko, Gina Kuhn, Monica Metlerska-Colerick, Wojciech Szwedowski

Programming and CMS: Robert Korulczyk

Administrative infrastructure: Marianna Woźniak, Elżbieta Zasempa

Organisational co-contributors: Magdalena Gnyp, Agata Radkowska-Parka - firma Rootka

Workshop leaders: Marcin Staiński, Ryszard Staiński


Institutions and contributing members

Lublin Open Air Village Museum

Halina Stachyra, Łucja Kondratowicz-Miliszkiewicz


Lublin University of Technology

Radosław Dolecki, dr Bartłomiej Kwiatkowski


Lublin Museum

dr Katarzyna Mieczkowska-Czerniak, Jolanta Żuk-Orysiak, Dorota Wawryniuk


University of Life Sciences in Lublin

dr Beata Żuraw


Maria Skłodowska-Curie University

prof. Jan Rodzik, dr Grażyna Szymczak


NIKU (Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research)

Elisabeth Andersen, Anne Carthrine Flyen, Dalia Dargyte


Vestoldmuseene IKS (Larvik Museum)


Local governments and institutions from Dubienka, Wojsławice, Krsnobród, Szczebrzeszyn, Tyszowce; in particular:

Dubienka Municipality
Wojsławice Municipal Culture Centre
Tyszowce Municipal Culture Centre
Krasnobród Cultural Centre
Szczebrzeszyn City Cultural Centre