Scented and ephemeral… Presumed tissue paper programmes in the Theatre Museum collection

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Organised by: Theatre Museum
Venue: Teatr Wielki, Warsaw (downstairs foyer)
15 May–30 June 2019
Ticket holders may view the exhibition for an hour before the curtain-up and during intermissions

The exhibition presents most of the nearly sixty tissue paper programme brochures held by the Theatre Museum, Warsaw. The idea dates back to Victorian England and souvenir programmes produced by Eugène Rimmel. The programmes showcased by the Museum were produced in Poland in the 1930s. Restored, these charming ephemeral artifacts even smell like in the old days, as the original flower fragrances used to perfume the brochures have been recreated courtesy of Sisley Paris.

Visitors may also marvel at period costumes which belonged to the famous dancer Maria Pawińska as well as a gown once used in the private court theatre at Łańcut Castle, whose rose garden inspired the Izia fragrance by Sisley Paris.