POLIN Museum Core Exhibition is a journey through 1000 years of the history of Polish Jews – from the Middle Ages until today. The exhibition is made up of eight galleries, spread over an area of 4000 sq.m., presenting the heritage and culture of Polish Jews, which still remains a source of inspiration for Poland and for the world. It was developed by a team of international scholars and curators under the direction of Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.

Jerzy Halbersztadt oversaw all of the Association’s work in creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews from 1999 to 2011, initially as Project Director and then as the Association’s Coordinator for the Museum, and in the years 2006-2011 as the Museum’s first director. As such, he played a major role in creating the Museum, including its design and construction.

The exhibition was designed by the British company Event Communications. Polish studio Nizio Design International completed the design, prepared working drawings and produced the exhibition. 

The design and creation of the Core Exhibition were financed and overseen by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, thanks to the support of donors from all over the world.