In 2020, the Board of the Subcarpathian Province entrusted the implementation of the public task called "The Subcarpathian Pattern" to the Rzeszow Foundation. However, without the positive response, enthusiasm, and content-related support of employees of Subcarpathian cultural institutions who take care of ethnographic collections characteristic of particular areas of the region and have impressive knowledge about them, the idea would not have its current shape.
Content-related consultations, descriptions of objects:
Elżbieta Skromak (Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola) - ethnologist and museologist, graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, curator in the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola. Author of scripts for ethnographic exhibitions and accompanying catalogs. Commissioner of ethnographic and art exhibitions in the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola. She is the author of interactive scripts for educational computer games entitled "Old Professions", "Color Code", and "Screen Stitching" accompanying ethnographic exhibitions. She took part as a consultant in the creation and implementation by the museum of an innovative, educational, interactive exhibition project called "Feel the Art". In 2013-2014 she realized the project "The World of Colors in the Folk Tradition", subsidized by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, which produced four films documenting and popularizing the folk traditions of the Lasowiak people entitled "Embroidery is My Life", "How it Was with Flax", "Lasowiak Heart", and "The Embroidery of Old Times". She has written articles in scientific periodicals, a museum yearbook, books and in the press. These include the text "About Color, Dyes and Fabric in the Lasowiak Region" in the book Yarn of Colorful Thread, “A Guide to Coloring" edited by K. Schmidt-Przewoźna, E. Skromak and the development of " The History of Ethno. Patterns in Traditional Braided Line". As part of her scientific and research activities, she has also documented folk art, disappearing professions, sources of folk culture of the Sandomierz Primeval Forest and the Turks - the Carpathian guardians of Easter traditions.
Katarzyna Ignas (Museum in Przeworsk Palace and Park Complex) - ethnographer, graduate of the University of Wroclaw. Since 2003 she has worked in the Historical and Ethnographic Department of the Museum of the Przeworsk Palace and Park Complex. She is engaged in the ethnography and folklore of southeastern Poland, especially the Przeworsk region. She documents contemporary folk culture. She is the author of the monographic studies "Our Turks: Grave Guards in the Przeworsk District", "Przeworsk Folk Costumes", "Topiec, błąd, lizibożek i dzidko: Relics of folk Demonological Beliefs from the Przeworsk Region" and articles on ethnography and exhibitions on regional themes.
Judyta Sos (F. Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszow) - since 2009 she has worked in the museum as curator of exhibitions. The author of "Not Only Decoration, with Jewelry for Centuries", "All That Glitters is not Gold", and "Everyday and on Holidays" and co-author of exhibitions: "With Birds in V-formation" and "Guess what?!". In the museum she also takes care of the archive, the collection of folk costumes, and deals with education. She is the author of the study "Folk Costumes in Rzeszow", (CD), a presentation of the Guild Book of Weavers from Dębowiec, located in the depository of the F. Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów in "Weaving Traditions of the Polish-Slovakian Borderland. Materials from the Scientific Conference", the exhibition catalog "Not Only Decoration. With Jewelry Through the Ages", and "Folk Costumes and Related Objects in the Collections and Activities of the F. Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów" in the catalog for the permanent exhibition "Everyday and on Holidays".
Danuta Blin-Olbert (Folk Architecture Museum in Sanok) - graduate of ethnography at the Jagiellonian University, senior curator. A long-tenured museum employee, since 2000 she has been managing the Folk Culture Department. She deals with the interior design of transferred rural and small-town objects. She has created interior exhibitions in 14 residential buildings, a village school, an inn, a forge and a chapel. She has organized and co-organized the temporary exhibitions: "Folk Ceramics of South-Eastern Poland", "Folk Toys", "Folk Furniture in the Podkarpacie Region", "Trades in a Galician Town", and "Our 20th Century", as well as exhibitions of Easter and Christmas rituals in the Podkarpacie region. She is the author of about 40 publications on the folk culture of Podkarpacie based on field research on interior design and decoration, furniture, architecture, wood trade, pottery, weaving, stonemasonry and annual and family rituals. She is also co-author of the guide to the Ethnographic Park of the Folk Architecture Museum in Sanok and author of the guide to the Galician Marketplace - "The Town of Our Grandparents".
Jolanta Dragan (Museum of Folk Culture in Kolbuszowa) - archaeologist and ethnographer, museologist, musician (graduate of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin and the Jagiellonian University in Cracow), curator, and head of the Documentation of Collections Department in the Folk Culture Museum in Kolbuszowa. She is the author of over a dozen scientific studies on, among other things, folk songs and their types, functions and symbolism, as well as studies on music and instruments of traditional chapels, annual and family rituals in various contexts and costumes and their meanings (functional and symbolic). She is a member of international commissions, and participant in national and provincial competitions related to folklore. She carries out trainings, lectures and seminars related to the above mentioned topics. She has coordinated and participated in several dozen scientific-research, exhibition and conservation projects. She was the winner of the Subcarpathian Province Marshal's Award in 2003, and honored with the badge "Meritorious to Polish Culture", awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2019. She is preparing her doctoral dissertation entitled "Flax in Polish Traditional Culture" under the supervision of Prof. Jan Adamowski (Institute of Cultural Sciences, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin).
Monika Zydroń (F. Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów) - a graduate of MA studies in ethnology and BA studies in the field of protection of cultural goods at the Jagiellonian University. The curator at the F. Kotula Ethnographic Museum, which she has been associated with since 2014. The curator of many exhibitions, including “Barwy i nastoje. Muzyka w malarstwie” ["Colours and Moods. Music in Painting”], “(RZE)miosło” or “Droga do niepodległości oczami chłopów” [”The Road to Independence Through the Eyes of Peasants”]. In addition, she supervises the content of archives and collections, with particular emphasis on the collections of ceramics, sculpture and painting.
Emilia Jakubiec-Lis (F. Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów) - a graduate of MA studies in sociology (WSP Rzeszów) and cultural studies (University of Rzeszów) and of Postgraduate Museology Studies (Jagiellonian University in Kraków), graduate of the Vocal and Acting School in Kraków and the Study for Bandleaders and Brass Band Conductors in Nowy Sącz (orchestral instructor license). The curator at F. Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów, where she mainly conducts documentary work in the field of musical folklore and rituals of the region. Author of the publication "Documentation and Popularization Activities of the Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów as a Continuation of the Ideas of Franciszek Kotula (including the music collection)" (in :) "Polish Traditional Music - Phonographic Heritage. Current Status - Preservation - Sharing", edited by Jacek Piotr Jackowski, Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Liber Pro Arte Association, Warsaw 2017.
Janusz Mazur (Museum of the Eastern Borderland in Lubaczów) - a graduate of art history at the Catholic University of Lublin. He studies material culture, folk art, architecture and wooden construction of the Lubaczów poviat as an element of the heritage of the former Polish-Lithuanian Borderlands. Curator of museum exhibitions, member of the editorial team of the scientific periodical "Rocznik Lubaczowski" and the cultural magazine "Lubaczów".
Project curator: Paweł Kraus Fundacja Rzeszowska)
Project coordinator: Ilona Dusza-Kowalska (Fundacja Rzeszowska)
Photographs: Joanna Bród, Kuba Kowalski (Rzeszowska Studio), Wojciech Dulski, Grzegorz Stec, Jerzy Ważny (Loktras
Graphic design of patterns: Joanna Bród (Rzeszowska Studio), Paulina Sobczyk
Graphics: Kuba Kowalski (Rzeszowska Studio)
Translations: Katarzyna Mnichowska and Jonathan Mount, Translation Center Lingua-Dar Tomasz Kosiek
WWW and WCAG: Mikołaj Zdzisłowicz, Monika Drzymała, zdzisłowicz.pl