For her passion and commitment to the care of the cultural heritage of the Gdańsk Shipyard, the Special Award of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship was awarded to dr Magdalena Staręga, who is professionally connected with the European Solidarity Centre and the University of Gdańsk. At our university, the researcher works at the Institute of Art History.
The 15th anniversary of the European Solidarity Centre was not only a celebration of the institution itself but also of the people who create it. During the ceremony, Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, Mayor of Gdańsk, and Leszek Bonna, Deputy Marshall of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, presented special awards to ten distinguished employees of the ECS. Among the awardees was dr Magdalena Staręga from the Department of Modern Art History at the UG.
Photo by Grzegorz Mehring | ECS archive
The UG historian has been involved with the ECS since 2011. She co-created the centre's permanent exhibition and is a curator of the exhibition presenting the heritage of the Gdańsk Shipyard, entitled 'Shipyard. Man. Industry. City'. - 'It summarises many years of work on researching and popularising the heritage of the facility - a place unique in Poland and Europe,' - says dr Magdalena Staręga about the exhibition. - 'At the ECS, I use my expertise in art history - my main area of research is modern architecture and heritage conservation. Since 2021, I have been employed at the Art History Institute of UG.'
The researcher received a Special Award of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship in the area of culture from Leszek Bonn. The award was given for 'passion and commitment to the care of the cultural heritage of the Gdańsk Shipyard; with thanks for her contribution in creating the cultural brand of the European Solidarity Centre'.
Winners of the Special Award of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship. : Grzegorz Mehring | ECS archive