Permanent exhibition at the Górka Palace, ul. Wodna 27
Exhibition curator: dr Marek Chłodnicki
The first Sudanese artefacts arrived in Poznań in the 1970s, following Polish archaeological research in Old Dongola and Kadero. These objects, acquired through the efforts of professor Lech Krzyżaniak, have laid the foundations for one of the largest collections of Sudanese artefacts outside Sudan. The collection was further expanded after the participation of Poznań archaeologists in the research carried out by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and the Southern Dongola Reach Survey. The most valuable of our artefacts, enriched by the deposit of unique objects from the Khartoum National Museum, allowed us to open the “Archaeology of Sudan” exhibition in 2003.
In recent years the collection has been enlarged by new acquisitions which include objects acquired by the Museum after the archaeological rescue project in the area of the fourth Cataract of the Nile, as well as paintings cut from the walls of the church at Banganarti.