The museum in Estate Lungholm's former Polish Barrack in Tågerup, which is described as completely unique and the only one of its kind, is one of just six international recipients of the award.
The prize is awarded to individuals and organizations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to strengthening knowledge of recent Polish history through description and preservation, thereby serving the Polish nation and Poles outside the country. The other five prizes this year have gone to Lithuania, Japan, The Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Hungary.
The prizes were to be awarded on October 21 at the Palace on the Isle of Royal Łazienki Park in the Polish capital Warsaw, and the Museum The Polish Barrack was to be represented by its chairman since 1984, editor Torsten Elsvor and chairman of the museum's friends association, Marek Kocuba.
Now the price comes instead with the mail, because the Institute had to cancel the event in the 11th hour due to the Corona situation.
Museum The Polish Barrack was nominated for the award by a member of the museum's friends association, pastor emerius Bent Christensen, Fuglse.
-We are proud to receive the award, and had looked forward to personally having to thank for it, but during the ongoing pandemic, one must be prepared for a little of everything and rapid changes, says the chairman of the museum, Torsten Elsvor.