Title/Academic titles: Master of Humanities
Graduated from: The Art History Institute, Faculty of History, University of Warsaw (MA studies); Cultural Management within European Union Structures, the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (postgraduate studies)
Current position: The Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw, the Polish Institute of the World Art Studies
MSKPU – lecturer on Art and Clothing History
Karolina Krzywicka – art historian and culural manager, curator at the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw, collaborates with the Polish Institute of the World Art Studies.
A graduate of the Art History Institute of the Warsaw University. She has been combining her passions and interests with professional work for many years, where she has occupied herself with fabrics and east clothing, ethnic jewellery, decor art and handicraft of Islamic countries, paying special attention to the Middle East and Central Asia region.
Curator of the following exhibitions and publications: “Silk, felt and carnelian. Clothing of Central Asia from the collection of the Asia and Pacific Museum” (together with M. Ginter, 2007), “Ethnic jewellery of Afghanistan” (2012) and “Lazure and turqouise. Traditional Uzbek and Tjik ceramics from the collection of the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw” (2013).
Currently preparing a new exhibiton titled “Colors of life. Suzani – embroidered fabrics from Central Asia”. Author of many papers on costume design and east fabrics (including ikats, suzani, Turkmen embroidery) and lectures within the original cycle “Art and artistic handicraft in Central Asia” and “Ethnic inspirations”.
For several years she has been working for the Costume Design and Artistic Fabric Club of the Art Historians Warsaw Association. In 2014, she conducted workshop within the “Turkish threads” project organized by the Faculty of Fashion of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. This year she participated in the project for reconstructors of 17th century clothing in the Wilanów Museum – “Clothing at the court of King John III Sobieski”, for which she prepared a lecture and a paper titled “Court clothing in the Ottoman Empire”. Interested in oriental and ethnic inspirations in fashion and design.