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Minister for Culture (Denmark)

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The Minister for Culture of Denmark (Danish: Kulturminister) is the Danish political minister office responsible for culture, head of the Ministry of Culture of Denmark.

Minister for Culture
Kulturminister
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Incumbent
Joy Mogensen

since 27 June 2019
Member ofthe Folketing
AppointerPrime Minister
Term length4 years
Formation19 September 1961; 57 years ago (1961-09-19)
First holderJulius Bomholt

The political responsibility for culture, as well as church and education, was with the Kultus Minister from 1848 to 1916 when that post was split up into the posts of Education Minister and Church Minister. From 1916 the Church Minister had political responsibility for culture, until the post of Minister for Culture was created in 1961.

The office was titled Minister for Cultural Affairs ("Minister for kulturelle anliggender") from 1961 to 1988, Culture and Communications Minister ("Kultur- og kommunikationsminister") from 1986 to 1988, and Minister for Culture ("Kulturminister") from 1988 to the present (as of 2012).

List of Ministers for CultureEdit

Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Government
Took office Left office Duration
Minister for Cultural Affairs
(Minister for Kulturelle Anliggender)
1Julius Bomholt
(1896–1969)
19 September 196126 September 19643 years, 7 daysSocial DemocratsKrag I
2Hans Sølvhøj [da]
(1919–1989)
26 September 196428 November 19662 years, 63 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II
3Bodil Koch
(1903–1972)
28 November 19662 February 19681 year, 66 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II
4Kristen Helveg Petersen [da]
(1909–1997)
2 February 196811 October 19713 years, 251 daysSocial LiberalsBaunsgaard
5Niels Matthiasen [da]
(1924–1980)
11 October 197119 December 19732 years, 69 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III
Jørgensen I
6Nathalie Lind [da]
(1919–1999)
19 December 197313 February 19751 year, 56 daysVenstreHartling
(5)Niels Matthiasen [da]
(1924–1980)
13 February 197516 February 19805 years, 3 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IIIIIII
7Lise Østergaard
(1924–1996)
28 February 198010 September 19822 years, 194 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IVII
8Mimi Jakobsen
(born 1948)
10 September 198212 March 19863 years, 183 daysCentre DemocratsSchlüter I
Minister of Culture and Communications
(Kultur- og kommunikationsminister)
9Hans Peter Clausen [da]
(born 1948)
12 March 19863 June 19882 years, 83 daysConservativeSchlüter III
Minister for Culture
(Kulturminister)
9Ole Vig Jensen [da]
(1936–2016)
3 June 198818 December 19902 years, 198 daysSocial LiberalsSchlüter III
10Grethe Rostbøll [da]
(born 1941)
18 December 199024 January 19932 years, 37 daysConservativeSchlüter IV
11Jytte Hilden [da]
(born 1942)
25 January 199330 December 19963 years, 340 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen III
12Ebbe Lundgaard [da]
(1944–2009)
30 December 199623 March 19981 year, 83 daysSocial LiberalsP.N. Rasmussen III
13Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
(born 1960)
23 March 199827 November 20013 years, 249 daysSocial LiberalsP.N. Rasmussen IV
14Brian Mikkelsen
(born 1966)
27 November 200110 September 20086 years, 288 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen IIIIII
15Carina Christensen
(born 1972)
10 September 200823 February 20101 year, 166 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen III
L.L. Rasmussen I
16Per Stig Møller
(born 1942)
23 February 20103 October 20111 year, 222 daysConservativeL.L. Rasmussen I
17Uffe Elbæk
(born 1954)
3 October 20116 December 20121 year, 64 daysSocial LiberalsThorning-Schmidt I
18Marianne Jelved
(born 1943)
6 December 201228 June 20152 years, 204 daysSocial LiberalsThorning-Schmidt III
19Bertel Haarder
(born 1944)
28 June 201528 November 20161 year, 153 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen II
20Mette Bock
(born 1957)
28 November 201627 June 20192 years, 211 daysLiberal AllianceL.L. Rasmussen III
21Joy Mogensen
(born 1980)
27 June 2019Incumbent19 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen

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