MICET represents the evolution of the Stary Theatre Historical Museum (1981-2007) which exhibited photos and artifacts from past performances. MICET is a space in which we present the theatrical achievements of Polish artists associated with the Stary Theatre during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. It is an arena for creative ventures, where the visitors’ actions shape this ever-evolving meeting place. By taking advantage of the latest educational resources, such as: interactive murals, the audiotheque, tablets and improvisation workshops led by virtual instructors, MICET visitors can directly interact with art, artists and the creative process.
We’re not creating MICET in order to mentally ‘photoshop’ ourselves, or turn significant individuals from our history and culture into monuments, we’re doing it so that we can constantly think about who we are, where we’re coming from and what we represent. We don’t necessarily want to draw our visitors in with immediately contemporary matters – but with experience, based partially, on what fascinates us in the surrounding world. (Jan Klata)
MICET was supported by a grant from Norway Grants and EEA Funds from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway for the years 2009-2014, administered through the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland’s “Conservation and revitalization of Cultural Heritage” program.
Photo: Joanna Gałuszka