Manggha (full name Centre of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha") is a branch of the National Museum in Kraków.
In 1920, Feliks Jasieński—critic, writer and collector of art—donated his collection of artworks connected with Japan to the National Museum of Cracow. After his death, the collection was not exhibited—one of the reasons was lack of space as the number of items was over 6500. The lone exception was an exhibition in Cloth Hall of Cracow in 1944. A young Andrzej Wajda saw the exhibition and became fascinated by Japanese art.
In 1987, almost half a century later, Andrzej Wajda received a film award in Kyoto. He decided to donate the entire sum to the National Museum of Cracow to build a brand new building in which to exhibit the entire collection.
Andrzej Wajda was supported by local authorities, the City of Cracow, and the government of Japan with special help from Ambassador Nagao Hyodo. The East Japan Railway Workers' Union with president Akira Matsuzaki donated the equivalent of approximately $1MM U.S. to the Kyoto-Kraków Foundation created by Andrzej Wajda and friends.