Creator: Piotr Gerber
Introduction: The activities carried out by the Foundation of Industrial Heritage Preservation in the Silesia region aiming at establishing the Museum of Zinc Production History in Katowice –Szopienice are coming to an end.
At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries the Upper Silesia was one of the biggest manufacturers of zinc in the world. Smelting and processing of zinc was one of the most important fields of industry influencing the economic development of the Upper Silesia.
The Foundation deals with the active protection of industrial heritage in the Silesia, the most important industrial region in Poland. As part of the Foundation, the Museum of Industry and Railway in Jaworzyna Śląska has been operating since 2004, established for the purpose of saving an antique locomotive shed to be liquidated, located in the area of an old important railway node, which came into being in 1843. The aim of the Museum is to substantiate and make available the industrial heritage of the Silesia region, first of all connected with railways. Railway manufacture in the 19th and 20th centuries was one of the most important fields of industry in the Lower Silesia, obtaining also significant results in Europe.
Reference: Piotr Gerber, ‘Preservation activities dealing with a former zinc production site in Poland’, Big Stuff 2015
|Gerber, Piotr. (2013). Preservation activities dealing with a former zinc production site in Poland. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4087324|