Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY patrons an exhibition at Zamoyski Museum in Kozłówka
“Their highness taking a bath. Toiletries of the 19th and 20th century” opened at the temporary exhibition room in Kozłówka Zamoyski Museum on April 7th, 2015. Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY is a patron of the exhibition. The exhibits on display come from a private collection.
The cult of hygiene
Many public baths opened in the cities in the 19th century, and the care of personal hygiene started to become the norm. In 1900, the palace in Kozłówka was fitted with water supply and waste disposal system. The corners of bedrooms were equipped with washbasins and separated from the room with a screen. The bathrooms had washbasins with marble counter tops, and toiletry sets made from china or faience.
The press of the day included copious amounts of advice concerning taking care of health and beauty, while the quality of bathroom equipment matched the standard of tableware. Those accessories came from the best porcelain workshops and glass factories.
An exceptional collection
The unique exhibits will be on display at the temporary exhibition room in Kozłówka. The owners collected the artifacts over years, providing a new life for the historic objects. The exhibition includes copper baths, columns for warming up the water, washbasins decorated with colorful birds and flowers, brass taps and bathroom fittings, toiletry sets and others. The visitors may also take a look at cosmetics from the time: “Jeleń” soap, “Nivea” cream, Dior and Chanel perfume and powder. Toilet paper with a comic print is another interesting item worth seeing.
You are heartily invited to visit the Palace in Kozłówka. The exhibition will be open till October 31st, 2015.
To find out more, go to www.muzeumzamoyskich.pl/942,jasnie-panstwo-w-kapieli