Małopolskie/ Mines in Bochnia and Wieliczka to host an international conference; Science In Poland

Poland – Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
The salt mines in Bochnia and Wieliczka will jointly organize by the International Conference of Mining and Underground Museums in 2018. On Thursday, the directors of the two mines signed an agreement to that effect – told PAP Anna Włodarska from the Wieliczka salt mine.

The conference will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the five anniversaries in 2018.

Next year it will be 40 years since the Wieliczka Salt Mine was inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, and 5 years since the extension of that entry to include the mine in Bochnia and the Saltworks Castle in Wieliczka. 2018 also marks the 650th anniversary of writing down the Statutes of the Cracow Saltworks (1368), the document that clarified the rules of operation of the salt industry (with minor modifications it remained in force until the year 1649).

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