The Cricoteka Centre for Documentation of Tadeusz Kantor Art
The Cricoteka Centre was established in 1981. For many years it was the only permanent location of the Cricot 2 theatre. Meanwhile, the theatre's archives were founded by Tadeusz Kantor as the living archives of his theatre work. At present the Cricoteka aims at the presentation and recording of the artistic, both theatre and visual, works and ideas of Tadeusz Kantor for future access and research.
The Cricoteka Centre scientifically researches and allows access to:
- videos and audio recordings,
- Kantor's published texts and paintings, drawings, sculptures as well as publications concerning Kantor and his activities,
- photographic materials related to performances and theatre activities,
- written texts and drawings.
The Cricoteka Centre organises scientific sessions and exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
The Cricoteka was created by Tadeusz Kantor as the living archives of his theatrical work. The goal behind it was to preserve his ideas 'not in a dead librarian system but in the minds and imagination of the coming generations.' In 1980 a unique collection of objects and costumes from the performances of the Cricot 2 theatre was opened in the Gallery-Museum at 5 Kanonicza Street in Krakow.