A report Tuesday (3/2) by Agence France Presse states, “A high-tech museum dedicated to the Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin opened in Warsaw on Monday to mark the bicentenary of his birth. ‘It is among the world’s most modern museums,’ Poland’s Culture Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski told reporters at the opening ceremony. Located in Warsaw’s revamped 17th century Ostrogski Palace, perched on a hill near the Vistula River, the museum is designed to plunge visitors into Chopin’s universe via cutting-edge audiovisual and interactive technologies. Monitors, projectors and speakers ‘allow the visitor to individually choose a route through the museum adapted to their needs and capacities of perception,’ museum curator Alicja Knast told AFP. … The museum also has a large collection of objects linked to Chopin, including manuscripts and first editions of his musical scores, letters, portraits and personal effects.”

Posted March 4, 2010