A great Polish scientist and missionary who unveiled China before Europe
Michał Boym A.D. 2019 - Bu Mige - Polish Marco Polo
360th Anniversary of His death during the 100th Anniversary of Poland`s Independence
To commemorate three concurrent anniversaries: the 360th anniversary of Michał Boym’s, the Foundation patron`s death, the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and the People`s Republic of China, at the beginning of 2019 three NGOs launched the Michał Boym AD 2019 - the Polish Marco Polo Initiative. In order to continue its mission and provide it with a legal framework, on September 10th, 2019 the Foundation “Michał Boym" for Cultural Exchange has been established by a notary deed for unlimited duration.
Father Michael Boym, a 17th century jesuit and a Christian missionary is an outstanding Pole who made a very important contribution to the history of the world being one of the very first people who built bridges of understanding between Western civilization and that of the Far East. In particular he played a very special role in the process of spreading Christian religion in East Asia.
As result of the publication of the children book on Michał Boym, a song "A dream" and a synopsis of a lesson about him was written for six-grade pupils and older.
We invite you to download the free PDF of the book for children about Michał Boym.
An article "Polish Marco Polo" by Agnieszka Couderq-Kubas about Michał Boym was published during Christmas Season in Przewodnik Katolicki (Catholic Guide) in Polish version only.
On Sunday, December 12th at 6 pm, Vice-president of the Foundation, Mrs Agnieszka Couderq-Kubas was invited by a journalist, Ms Magdalena Piejko, to speak about Michal Boym in "Cultural Conversation", a program of the Polish Radio, the Polish national radio channel.