Neon Muzeum (Warsaw, Poland)

The Neon Muzeum is an indepedent museum that has become a national treasure !

The museum is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of Poland’s cold war era neon signs.

The sole Creators and Directors of the Neon Muzeum are David Hill and Ilona Karwinska. They built the foundations of the museum in 2005 with the photographic documentation project entitled ‘Polish Neon’. The preservation and renovation of the remaining cold war neon signs also began during this photographic project. Since then the museum collection has grown in size and now displays hundreds of fascinating and historically important electro-graphic symbols – the largest singular collection of neon signs anywhere in Europe.

The Neon Muzeum is permanently based in Soho Factory, Praga – the creative heart of Warsaw. During the European Museum Nights 2014 we attracted over 16,000 visitors in a single night – breaking records ! (English) (Polish)

Neon Muzeum
Budynek 55. Soho Factory
Ul. Minska 25. 03-808 Warszawa

Promenade by Julian Opie (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

More information from 2012 article:

In the urban landscape, movement, light and colour are what immediately attract the eye to their presence. Opie’s animated walking figures, rendered with minimal detail in the black line drawing that is a hallmark of the artist’s style, occupy a 24-foot-high, four-sided LED tower on the gritty edge of the downtown and Calgary’s East Village, a 49-acre district with river frontage that is now under development. The sculpture, a $650,000 commission by the Calgary Municipal Land Development Corporation for its Art in the Public Realm program, is called Promenade.