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The Muzeum Sztuki International Honorary Council

On the 60th anniversary of the International Collection of Modern Art, which originated the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, its director Jaromir Jedlinski invited in 1992, twenty six personalities from the circle of modern art to take part in The Muzeum Sztuki International Honorary Council. Letters were addressed to the outstanding modern artists, art historians, art critics, museum directors and architects who, through their creative work and activity, got to know the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, which was one of the earliest established European museums of the avant-garde art, in 1931.

The idea of establishing the Council is to obtain moral support for the activities of the Museum form the body of persons who could also be helpful in the unexpected circumstances, in which the Muzeum Sztuki can find itself in the future. Its director also expresses his hope that in particular cases the membars of the Council will care to share with the Museum their experience and opinion.

We are pleased to inform you that the following persons have accepted their participation in the Muzeum Sztuki International Honorary Council:

Mr Frits Bless
Director of the Gemeentemuseum Van Reekum in Apeldoorn (Holland).
Mr Yve-Alain Bois
Professor at the Harvard University.
Mr Dominique Bozo
President of the Centre Georges Pompidou and Director of the Musée Nationald'Art Moderne in Paris. Died on April 27th 1993.
Mr Daniel Buren
French artist.
Ms Maria de Corral
An art critic and art historian (Spain).
Mr Yona Fischer
An art critic and art historian (Israel).
Mr Rudolf H. Fuchs
Director of Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Mr Frank O. Gehry
American architect.
Mr Jürgen Harten
Director of the StJädtische Kunsthalle in Düsseldorf.
Mr Arata Isozaki
Japanese architect.
Mr Thomas Messer
Director-Emeritus of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York.
Mr François Morellet
French artist.
Mr Rudolf Oxenaar
Director-Emeritus of the Rijksmuseum Kröller-M࣌ller in Otterlo (Holland).
Mr Krzysztof Pomian
Philosopher and the Professor of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
Mr Mieczyslaw Porebski
Professor of the art history, a theoretitian on the 20th century art, a lecturer at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.
Mr Denise René
Founder of the Denise René Gallery in Paris.
Mr Peter Schjeldahl
Writer, poet, art critic co-operating with many American magazines, mainly with "The Village Voice". He is also the author of many books on art.
Mr Ryszard Stanislawski
Director-Emeritus of the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz.
Mr Andrzej Turowski
Professor of the art history, an expert of the 20th century art and the President of the Institute of the History of Art at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon (France).
Mr Günther Uecker
German artist.
Mr Emilio Vedova
Italian artist.
Mr Andrzej Wajda
Polish film and stage director.

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