Visitors have a unique opportunity to see one of the most beloved works of art in Poland. Matejko painted a huge canvas in 1873 for the 400th anniversary of the birth of the astronomer. In addition, the museum will be able to display a copy of Copernicus's book "De Revolutionibus orbium coelestium" from 1543; a publication that marked a turning point in man's understanding of his place in the universe.
The epic painting by Jan Matejko (1838–1893) Copernicus brings together two of Poland's most famous personalities. Despite the fact that Matejko is not very well known outside his homeland, he is considered the national painter of Poland. His huge paintings depicting significant events from the history of Poland are an integral part of the country's national identity.