The Lower Silesian Science Festival is a popular science event that has been organised place at the turn of September and October in Wrocław and other cities in the region since 1997 continuously. It is addressed to people interested in science, culture, art and fascinating phenomena of the world around us. It attempts to present the achievements of science in all areas of knowledge in an attractive form, understandable to the average recipient. Every year, the Festival’s program includes over 1,700 events: lectures, presentations, laboratories, tours, competitions, exhibitions, workshops, games and happenings that attract about 150,000 visitors. The event is organised by the universities of Wrocław and the Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with local authorities, educational and cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations as well as private companies.
The coordinator of the Festival activities in Bolesławiec is the Władysław Broniewski Secondary School No. 1. As part of the Festival, the Museum of Ceramics has offered thematic lectures for several years. So far, the Festival participants have been invited to the following presentations: “Solar clocks and the Solar System – the passions of the Bolesławiec teacher Richard Munzky”, “Science and technology in the service of war. The development of firearms from the 15th to the 19th”,” Italian ceramics in Poland, Polish ceramics in Italy”, “We with Napoleon – Poles’ roads to independence in the early 19th century”, “Not only pills – the role of the pharmacy in the old-time city”, “Techniques of decorating ceramics – yesterday and today” and “Protestants and Catholics – not always enemies”.