After 10 years of research and workshops, the reconstruction of the wonderfully painted ceiling of the destroyed Gwozdziec synagogue is complete.
Read about the project and see pictures of the process here, on the project’s blog.
The 85 percent scale model of the tall peaked roof and richly decorated inner cupola of the wooden synagogue that once stood in Gwozdziec (now in Ukraine) were reconstructed is a project of the Handshouse Studio and the forthcoming Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The reconstructed ceiling and cupola will be a key installation at the new Museum, which is due to open in the autumn of 2013. Last summer, in the first stage of the project, students, master timber-framers and volunteers gathered in Sanok, southeastern Poland, to build the structure, using hand tools that would have been used centuries ago.