There will be two separate excursions on Wednesday afternoon starting from the conference site at 2:30 PM. Each participant may choose only one of these excursions. Please, notify the conference secretary before 5 PM on Tuesday about your choice.
The first excursion group which will go to the Museum of Musical Instruments is limited to 25 participants. The museum is located in the Poznań Old Market. The collection of the museum consists of about 2000 items from all parts of the world. The permanent exhibition features a collection of stringed instruments, a rich collectins of pianos as well as woodwind and brass instruments. The visit to the museum will culminate in a 30 minute long concert performed for the participants by an ensemble of four musicians playing two violins, the cello and the harpsihord. They will perform for us baroque and early classical music including pieces by Polish composers of the time: Szarzyński and Mielczewski. Having visited the Museum of Musical Instruments those who are interested can follow a guided walk around the Old Market. The stylish burgher houses of the Old Market and the Renaissance Town Hall deserve special attention. If time permits the group will also visit Poznań Cathedral which is located nearby on the island Ostrów Tumski of the Warta river.
The second excursion group will go to the Castle of Kórnik which is located 20km to the
south of Poznań. The castle is a home to a museum with a large collection
of pictures, antique furniture, porcelain, silveware and the armament. It is
also a home to a libary with 350 000 volumes. The library posses one of the
first printed versions of Mikołaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus) famous book
De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium. The park that surrounds the castle
contains an arboretum with a large collection of trees and shrubs from many
parts of the world.
The excursions will end at about 6:30 PM. We recommend the services of the Centre of Touristic Information at Stary Rynek 59, open M-F from 9 AM to 5 PM.
The Conference Banquet will take place at the Collegium Historicum building (orange pin on the map).
Address: ul. Św. Marcin 78.