Adam Mickiewicz Institute

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Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
Adam Mickiewicz Institute logo (English).jpg
Founded March 1, 2000
Founder Polish government
Type Cultural institution
Area served
Worldwide (20 countries)
Product Polish cultural and language education
Key people
Paweł Potoroczyn (Director)

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Polish: Instytut Adama Mickiewicza) is a government-sponsored organization funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Named for Polish national poet Adam Mickiewicz, its goal is to promote the Polish language and Polish culture abroad. It is based in Warsaw.[1] The Institute operates a bilingual Polish-English portal called "" created in 2001.


The long list of IAM contributors, with poets, essayist, professional artists, literary, music and film critics, curators, as well as translators, include also: Director Paweł Potoroczyn,[2] Editor-in-chief Weronika Kostyrko, and the editorial staff consisting of: Mikołaj Gliński (literature), Filip Lech (music), Anna Legierska (theatre), Bartosz Staszczyszyn (film), Agnieszka Sural (visual arts) among others.[3]

There are Polish Cultural Institutes sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs[4] in over 22 major cities outside Poland including Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Düsseldorf, Kiev, Leipzig, London, Minsk, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Prague, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Vienna, and Vilnius. While the Adam Mickiewicz Institute frequently collaborates with the Polish Cultural Institutes, they are independent of each other and belong to separate ministries.[5]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Mickiewicz Institute: About us Archived February 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ IAM (2013). "Director: Paweł Potoroczyn". Instytut Adama Mickiewicza. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 
  3. ^ (2013). " editorial board" (names, contact info). "O nas". Instytut Adama Mickiewicza. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 
  4. ^ "Instytuty Polskie". Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  5. ^ Polish Cultural Institutes around the world - arranged according to cities in an alphabetical order. Internet Archive. Retrieved May 9, 2013.

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