Wrocław Contemporary Museum
The Wrocław Contemporary Museum was officially established in 2011. The Museum's program is based on the idea of the Museum of Current Art by Jerzy Ludwiński, an outstanding art critic and theoretician active in Wrocław in the 1960s and 1970s.
The museum exhibits, popularizes and collects collections of contemporary art and Wrocław art from the second half of the 20th century. He is also involved in education and social activities addressed to the inhabitants of Wrocław.
The museum is located in an above-ground air raid shelter, built in 1942 according to the design of Richard Konwiarz. The shelter is called "a shelter for art" and is a unique exhibition space.
Residents of Wrocław probably use the name "bunker" more often when referring to the shelter, despite the function this building served in the past.
The shelter served various functions depending on the historical period.
During the siege of Festung Breslau, the shelter served as fortress hospital No. II (Festunglazaret II)
The shelter also housed institutions such as the Provincial Office of Environmental Protection, the Provincial Inspectorate of Plant Protection and Seed Inspection, and the Provincial Road Traffic Center.
In 2008, the shelter was handed over to the Wrocław Contemporary Museum, which, after renovation and adaptation, opened its headquarters there in 2011. Thanks to this
The shelter is now a place for presenting and promoting contemporary and avant-garde art, as well as education and social activities.