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The Year of: Zbigniew Herbert Exhibition

09 Sep 2018 - 25 Nov 2018


Sunday 9 September 2018, 12.00pm - Sunday 25 November 2018, 5.00pm

Opening hours:

  • Tue–Fri, 10am–4pm
  • Sun, 12pm–5pm

Closed Mon & Sat except by special arrangement


Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick, Auckland

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Museum entry by donation


Museum Staff

09 533 3530


Every year in Poland, the Polish Government chooses key people to celebrate, known as The Year Of …. Because this is a significant year for Poland, museum staff have chosen a second exhibition featuring a famous poet, ‘The Year of Zbigniew Herbert’.

He is well known for his words ‘No time to grieve for roses when the forests are burning’. A winner of over twenty literary awards, from the late 1960s, Herbert was one of the most serious contenders for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

His books have been translated into 38 languages.