COLLEGIUM ARTIUM – Annual Report 2011* Collegium Artium is an independent, non-governmental scholarly organisation with foundation status, registered in Poland. National Court Register Number: KRS 0000319375 (date of entry: 10 December 2008) Company Registration Number: REGON 120826856 VAT Registration Number: NIP 679-29-95-420 Address: ul. Płaszowska 36B/7, 30-713 Kraków, Poland Website: ca.org.pl The activity of Collegium Artium is managed by the Board, the Council is its controlling body, while the Scientific Committee draws up the programme. Supervision: Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. Board: Jacek Maj M.A. (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) – director Dr Joanna Wolańska – deputy director Council: Prof. Jerzy Miziołek (University of Warsaw) – chairman Prof. Małgorzata Dąbrowska (University of Łódź) – member Scientific Committee: Prof. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann (Princeton University) Prof. Jarosław Hrycak (Украïнський католицький університет) Prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk (National Science Centre, AGH University of Science and Technology) Prof. Michel Kaplan (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) Prof. Stanko Kokole (Univerza v Ljubljani) Collegium Artium’s statutory purposes are: to pursue scholarly research in the humanities; to conduct activities in the areas of culture and art; to initiate international scholarly co-operation. Collegium Artium realises its objectives through the following: carrying out research projects; organisation of seminars, conferences, meetings and competitions; awarding prizes and grants; publishing; co-operation with domestic and international institutions and organisations; participation in undertakings corresponding with the Foundation’s statutory purposes. Collegium Artium is the signatory of Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, as well as Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, and of the ‘Pact for Knowledge’ – a coalition for the science of the twentyfirst century and Poland’s civilisation advancement initiated by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Collegium Artium is a member of Polish National Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations (OFOP) and the Coalition for Open Education (KOED). * Legal basis: Regulation of the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland of 9 May 2001 on defining the extent and configuration of a foundation’s annual report (Journal of Laws, No. 50, item 529). COLLEGIUM ARTIUM – Annual Report 2011 2 On 4 February 2011 Collegium Artium backed a joint protest of NGOs against a draft project of the act on associations; as a result the project was withdrawn by Polish Senate. On 21 September 2011 Collegium Artium joined the public appeal to the President of the Republic of Poland asking him not to sign the amendment to the Access to Public Information Act or to send it to the Constitutional Court, as it restricts the access to public information because of improper implementation of a EU directive. The President signed the act but sent it to the Constitutional Court which decided that the enactment of the controversial law was contrary to Polish Constitution. On 14 October 2011, during the First Congress of Fundraising Ethics in Warsaw, Collegium Artium along with several dozen of other NGOs, committed itself to observing the standards set out in the Declaration of Ethics in Fundraising. On 10 November 2011 Collegium Artium signed an open letter to the European Commission regarding the position of the socio-economic sciences and humanities in the future Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The letter was drawn up by the members of the NET4SOCIETY project (a network of the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities contact points) and the ECHIC (European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres). 1. In the reporting period, the statutory activities of Collegium Artium concentrated on the following projects: ART-Dok Polska – a digital repository of art history Objectives: setting up a Polish collection as a part of ARTDok, the world’s largest repository of art historical documents, a service of the University Library of Heidelberg. ART-Dok provides an opportunity for publishing, indexing and long-term preservation of scholarly documents on art history (monographs, articles, lectures) in digital form on the Internet at no charge, in keeping with the Open Access principles, which guarantees higher visibility, significantly raises readership and citation rates. Each document is assigned a stable and unique address, and it can be found by means of a search in the Internet and in various library catalogues and databases, including the Getty Research Portal. Realisation: approx. 140 documents (amounting to approx. 15,000 scanned pages) have been hitherto published. Partners: University Library of Heidelberg, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Polish National Library, Polish Academy of Sciences. Funding: National Audiovisual Institute, Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation Honorary patronage: Ministry of Science and Higher Education For more information visit: art-dok.pl Art histories – a series of lectures on the history and methodology of art history Realisation: four lectures were held by the faculty members of the Art History Institute of the Jagiellonian University: 11 April 2011 – Magdalena Kunińska, M.A., The Art History of Marian Sokołowski (1839–1911). On the Centenary of his Death 24 May 2011 – Prof. Adam Małkiewicz, Julian Pagaczewski (1874–1920) 11 October 2011 – Dr. habil. Marek Walczak, Michał Walicki as a Scholar of Medieval Art 22 November 2011 – Dr Sławomir Skrzyniarz, Remarks on the Methodological Aspect of the Work of Professor Lech Kalinowski (1920–2004) COLLEGIUM ARTIUM – Annual Report 2011 3 Vojeslav Molè (1886–1973) – a Slovene-Polish art historian, poet and literary critic Objectives: digitisation of the works of Vojeslav Molè and publication of his memoirs (Iz knjige spominov, 1970) in Polish. Partners: Jagiellonian University, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, University in Ljubljana, University of Warsaw. Realisation: with the authorisation of the copyright holders, two of Molè’s books: Sztuka Słowian południowych [The Art of Southern Slavs] (1962) and Sztuka rosyjska do roku 1914 [Russian Art till 1914] (1955) have been published in the otworzksiazke.pl Internet service. Teka Lubelska – a new interdisciplinary series devoted to the cultural heritage of Lublin Land Objective: publication of original scholarly research. The high level of the published material will be guaranteed by the evaluation of submissions in the double blind peer-review process, assuring the anonymity of the author and the reviewers. Realisation: so far, the Editorial Committee has been formed, whose members are: Prof. Jerzy Bartmiński (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin) Dr habil. Andrzej Betlej (Jagiellonian University in Krakow) Prof. Dariusz Chemperek (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin) Prof. Mieczysława Demska-Trębacz (Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw) Dr Łukasz Garbal (Adam Mickiewicz Literature Museum in Warsaw) Prof. Henryk Gmiterek (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin) Dr Krzysztof Gombin (John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin) Prof. Małgorzata Kitowska-Łysiak (John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin) Prof. Andrzej Kokowski (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin) Prof. Piotr Krasny (Jagiellonian University in Krakow) Prof. Dorota Kudelska (John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin) Dr Dariusz Libionka (Polish Academy of Sciences) Prof. Ryszard Szczygieł (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin) 2. Awards granted in 2011 on the recommendation of Collegium Artium: The Father Stanisław Musiał Award for Tomasz Pietrasiewicz of the ‘Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre’ Centre in Lublin in the category of public initiatives promoting the JudaeoChristian and Polish-Jewish dialogue. The distinction, funded by the Mayor of Krakow and the Jagiellonian University, was awarded on 4 March 2011 at Collegium Novum. The laudatio was given by Prof. Andrzej Mania, deputy rector of the Jagiellonian University. Tomasz Pietrasiewicz is the initiator and director of the ‘Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre’ Centre in Lublin which for almost twenty years has continuously realised educational, artistic and cultural initiatives aiming and the re-creation of PolishJewish memory and at restoring ‘healthy’ condition to these relationships. The Centre’s activities refer to the symbolic meaning and the past of its seat – the Lublin Grodzka Gate – which for centuries had served as a passageway between the Christian and the Jewish towns. Reports of the award presentation were published by numerous newspapers and Internet portals (e.g. Gazeta Wyborcza, onet.pl) as well as radio and TV stations. COLLEGIUM ARTIUM – Annual Report 2011 4 The Przegląd Wschodni Quarterly Award for Dr Joanna Wolańska in the category ‘Domestic Publications’ for her book: Katedra ormiańska we Lwowie w latach 1902–1938. Przemiany architektoniczne i dekoracja wnętrza [The Armenian Cathedral in Lvov in the Years 1902–1938: Architectural Transformations and Interior Decoration], Warsaw, 2010. The distinction, awarded to ‘outstanding scholarly books dealing with Eastern European problems’, was presented on 19 March 2011 at the Potocki Palace in Warsaw. The laudatio was delivered by Jerzy T. Petrus. The book ‘explores the transformations that the Armenian Cathedral in Lvov had undergone since the beginning of the twentieth century nearly till the outbreak of the Second World War, that is, during the office of Archbishop Józef Teodorowicz. The restoration, conservation and extension of the building, as well as its interior decoration (with special emphasis put on the mural paintings executed by Jan Henryk Rosen in 1925–1929) have been presented against the background of the Lvov Armenians’ national and religious identity and the efforts aiming at restoring to the building its allegedly original Armenian features’. The book was published by the Department of Cultural Heritage in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, in the ‘Poza Krajem’ [Out of the Country] series. Przegląd Wschodni is a quarterly journal dealing with the history of Eastern Europe and Russia. Information about the award was published by several periodicals and Internet portals (e.g. Forum Akademickie, onet.pl). 3. In 2011 the Director of Collegium Artium participated in the following meetings and seminars: The co-operation of non-governmental sector with business, organised by Polish Fundraising Association (Krakow, 17 March 2011). The Fifth International Fundraising Conference in Poland and the First Congress of Fundraising Ethics (Warsaw, 13–14 October 2011). The NGO School of Representation, including a meeting of the representatives of the civic dialogue forums at the office of the President of the Republic of Poland (Warsaw, 31 November – 1 December 2011), organised by Polish National Federation of NonGovernmental Organisations. 4. Collegium Artium does not pursue business. 5. Collegium Artium’s income: grant of the National Audiovisual Institute: 37,740 PLN grant of the Foundation for Polish-German Co-operation: 5,916.40 PLN donations: 14,960.41 PLN 6. Collegium Artium’s expenses: realisation of statutory objectives: 50,364.67 PLN operating expenses: 4,917.54 PLN 7. Cash at bank on 31 December 2011: 3,449.79 PLN, in hand – 36.53 PLN 8. Collegium Artium had no employees, either on employment contracts or task-specific contracts. 9. Collegium Artium did not grant cash loans. COLLEGIUM ARTIUM – Annual Report 2011 5 10. Collegium Artium did not acquire any shares, securities or other financial assets from commercial law companies, nor any real property or tangible fixed assets. 11. Collegium Artium realised a public programme entitled: ‘ART-Dok Polska – a digital repository of art history’: agreement with the National Audiovisual Institute (No. 209A1/DC/NInA/2011 of 26 September 2011), as a part of the Digital Heritage programme; amount of the grant: 37,740 PLN. The settlement of accounts was approved by the grantor in 2012. The ART-Dok Polska project was additionally supported by the Foundation for PolishGerman Co-operation: agreement No. 13356/10/GB, amount of grant: 5,916.40 PLN. The settlement of accounts was approved by the Foundation for Polish-German Co-operation in 2011.