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Magdalena Łanuszka

As a graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, art historian PhD, and medievalist, Magdalena has cooperated with various institutions as an academic teacher (lectures at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow AGH University of Science and Technology, many Third Age Universities, etc.), as a researcher (Glasgow University, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences), and as a populariser (e.g. for Polish National Archives, Polish National Library, National Institute for Museums and Public Collections, Radio Krakow, Tygodnik Powszechny). At the International Cultural Centre in Cracow she runs the Art and Heritage in Central Europe column, as well as the Polish editorial office of RIHA Journal. She is an author of a blog on searching for curiosities in art:

Scrub-a-Dub in a Medieval Tub

Contrary to popular misconceptions, Europeans in the Middle Ages took pains to keep themselves clean.