Audiovisual materials

The collection includes:

  • around 80 000 materials

Among other things the collection contains:

  • concerts
  • materials from private archives of audiovisual artists
  • performances
  • experimental forms
  • cultural and educational programs
  • journalism magazines
  • reportages
  • interviews
  • art installations
  • performances
  • happenings
  • fairy tales television shows
  • video art
  • musicals
  • operas
  • lectures
  • debates
  • pre-war and post-war newsreels
  • final and unused materials from the Polish Film Chronicle (PKF)
  • coverages
  • music videos
  • recordings
  • working materials
  • addresses
  • tutorials
  • spots and advertisements

The collection is very diverse: starting with the pre-war newsreels of the Polish Telegraphic Agency and ending with FINA’s co-productions, which include television programs, Television Theatre, authorial artistic projects as well as music and theatrical festivals’ recordings. The collection also includes works of Paweł Mykietyn, Krzysztof Penderecki, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Tadeusz Kantor and Jerzy Grotowski, as well as materials from the private collection of Tony Halik.



The collection contains materials digitized within the framework of ministerial projects and cooperation with other cultural institutions, including selected archives from: the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museum of Kashubian and Pomeranian Literature and Music in Wejherowo, The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź, Documentary and Feature Film Studios, Educational Film Studio, The Grotowski Institute in Wrocław as well as Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature.


Audiovisual archive



Newsreel films and short documentaries

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