The Erazm Majewski Hall
(In)tangible heritage
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Sala im. Erazma Majewskiego
Sala im. Erazma Majewskiego
Sala im. Erazma Majewskiego
Sala im. Erazma Majewskiego
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electric drop-down screen
  • Flipchart
  • Laptop
  • Microphones, 2 pcs
  • Online streaming 
Additional Information
  • Number of seats – theater setting: up to 80
  • Number of seats – table sides setting: up to 80
  • Possibility to organize a secretariat in the lobby: yes
  • Number of seats – oval table setting: none
  • Possibility to organize a secretariat in the lobby: yes
  • Possibility to use a smaller room, directly connected to the main room: yes
  • Possibility to use a terrace: yes
  • Possibility to organize a buffet around the room: yes
  • Possibility to arrange exhibition space: yes
  • Possibility to use recesses and additional rooms: yes
  • Circular windows under the dome on the north side and balcony doors leading to the terrace
  • View from the terrace to the inner courtyard
  • Direct access to the elevator in the lobby
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The hall is found on the third floor of the palace, and at present it is a conference room. Next to the Hall of Mirrors, it is the most representative room in the palace. The hall is interconnected with a smaller room that opens onto the palace terrace and leads directly to the elevator in the building’s lobby. The smaller room can either be an extension of the main room or an exhibition or catering area ( a convenience in the process of transporting oversized goods). It features a reproduction of a Bernardo Bellotto painting and an exit to the terrace. Moreover, in spring and summer, this area may be rearranged.

The present third-floor hall represents the outcome of solutions introduced during the 1920s building reconstruction by Marian Lalewicz. Its central layout with a dome designed to resemble the Roman dome conforms to the solutions adopted by Antoni Corazzi and then restored by Piotr Biegański in the 1940s (that is during the post-WWII building reconstruction). The neoclassical style of the interior is retained. The terrace, which was renovated in 2018, is of the same style and surrounds the inner palace courtyard. It was established when the southern edifice wings, running along Świętokrzyska Street, were constructed.

The naming of the palace museum hall after Erazm Majewski reflects the thought that guided the work of the former Warsaw Society of the Friends of Learning (WTPN) and the Warsaw Scientific Society (TNW). The third-floor hall arrangement for museal purposes constitutes a part of work indispensable for this place. Nowadays, it is no longer, in its strictest sense, a museum area, but in its qualities, it has indeed of display zone features. Even today, the the Staszic Palace hosts projects uniting museology and the sphere of imagination and memory. This work is the role of auxiliary units; libraries and archives. Organization of exhibitions and temporary displays that accompany open cultural events is also of great importance. The concept of combining academic work with museum activity and social impact is a vital aspect of works run in the the Staszic Palace in the past and continued today. The nature, shape and name of the domed third-floor hall represent the physical counterpart of the activities pursued also in the sphere of imagination.

Aleksandra Wójtowicz