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Promotion of the Polish Underwater Cultural Heritage Abroad

The National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk has received funding for the task entitled „Polish-Croatian exchange of experience in the scope of the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage” in the amount of PLN 110,000 for 2022-2023.

The project aims to promote the Polish underwater cultural heritage of the Baltic Sea in Croatia within the scope of the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, ratified by Poland on 17 May 2021. The National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk was entrusted with the implementation of the above-mentioned convention by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in June 2021. The provisions of the Convention emphasize the importance of international cooperation in exchanging information and providing educational activities related to underwater archaeology.

To complete the project, NMM invited the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (ICUA) as a strategic foreign partner to cooperate in the project. This institution, as the UNESCO II degree centre, enjoys international reputation for the protection and dissemination of underwater cultural heritage. The outstanding experience of IUCA in the area of underwater research and treasure conservation will contribute to achieving the objectives defined in the above-mentioned UNESCO Convention, fulfilled by the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk.


The project was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within the framework of the “Inspiring culture” programme.

National Maritime Musuem Ministry of Culture and National Heritage