CIECHANOWIEC, Poland — Over 1500 Easter eggs from all over the world are gathered in the Easter Egg Museum in Ciechanowiec, founded by Irena Stasiewicz-Jasiukowa and Jerzy Jasiuk – setting the world record for the Largest Easter Egg Collection.
The world’s Largest Easter Egg Collection was established in 2004.
The founders of the museum, Irena Stasiewicz-Jasiukowa, Professor from the National Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, an authority in this field, and Jerzy Jasiuk, have been collecting eggs for 30 years.
Antoni Mosiewicz from the museum said it was a rare collection.
“It’s the only museum in the world. There is no other museum which would collect Easter eggs from all over the world, from every continent, except Antarctica, and from every region in Poland,” he said.
The collection is made up of eggs decorated with wax, paint, colour paper, bulrush, knitting wool, as well as rice and poppy seeds.
Each egg is a piece of art, unique in its type and come from finch, quail, chicken, goose and ostriches. Eggs comes from all regions of Poland and Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Czech Republic, China, Japan, Kenya, Brazil, Palestine, Greece, Cuba and many other countries in the world.
There are those which are man-made. There are wooden and iron crafted eggs in the collection. Visitors to the museum have the chance to compare different styles and techniques which decorate the eggs to create works of art.
Most of the techniques are now confined to history and aren’t in use today. Polish folk Easter eggs form the majority of the exhibition, but there are eggs decorated in styles from countries such as China, Kenya, Japan and Russian.
Antoni Mosiewicz, Agriculture Museum: “We’ve got bird eggs. From African finch to the ostrich eggs.”
Visitors to the museum have the chance to compare different styles and techniques, that decorate the eggs to create works of art. But most of the techniques are now outdated and aren’t used today.
Antoni Mosiewicz, Agriculture Museum: “It’s the only museum in the world. There is no other museum which would collect Easter eggs from all over the world, from every continent, except Antarctica, and from every region in Poland.”