Over 1 million visitors to National Museum in Kraków
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The National Museum in Kraków says it has had over a million visitors since the start of the year.
Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
The museum in the southern city said this is the best result in its history and probably a record for any similar national institution in Poland.
The museum is home to Leonardo da Vinci’s famous masterpiece “Lady with an Ermine.”
The picture went on show in May, since when it has drawn 108,000 visitors.
The Polish government purchased an extensive art collection including the da Vinci work last year.
"Lady with an Ermine" is one of Leonardo da Vinci’s 20 extant works and one of his four female portraits.
The Kraków museum was established in 1879, making it Poland's oldest national museum.
It has some 900,000 items in its archives, and claims to have the largest number of collections, buildings and permanent exhibitions.