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Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland)

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (Polish: Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego) is a governmental administration office concerned with various aspects of Polish culture. It was formed on 31 October 2005, from transformation of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland. The ministry can trace its history back to 1918 when the Ministry of Art and Culture was established. It was suppressed in 1922 due to rationalization of public expense and structural reform of the government.[3] It was reestablished within the temporary communist government in 1944 and has existed continuously henceforth. The current minister is Piotr Gliński.

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego
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Agency overview
Headquartersul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17, Warsaw
Employeesca. 500
Annual budgetPLN 3,8 billion[1]
Agency executive
Parent agencyCouncil of Ministers
Websitewww.mkidn.gov.pl
The Potocki Palace in central Warsaw houses the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Seat of the Ministry - the main palace building

List of ministersEdit

Ministers of Culture and Art in Poland under Communism (1944-89)[4]Edit

Portrait Party Name Term of Offices Prime Minister

(cabinet)

  SD Wincenty Rzymowski 21 July 1944 2 May 1945 Polish Committee of National Liberation
SL Edmund Zalewski 2 May 1945 28 June 1945 Provisional Government of National Unity
  SL Władysław Kowalski 28 June 1945 5 February 1947 Provisional Government of National Unity
SL/ZSL Stefan Dybowski 6 February 1947 20 November 1952 Józef Cyrankiewicz (Cyrankiewicz I)
  PZPR Włodzimierz Sokorski 21 November 1952 19 April 1956 Bolesław Bierut (Bierut)
  PZPR Karol Kuryluk 19 April 1956 29 April 1958 Józef Cyrankiewicz (Cyrankiewicz II)
PZPR Kazimierz Rusinek (acting) 3 May 1958 02 July 1958 Józef Cyrankiewicz (Cyrankiewicz III)
PZPR Tadeusz Galiński 2 July 1958 12 December 1964 Józef Cyrankiewicz (Cyrankiewicz IV)
PZPR Lucjan Motyka 12 December 1964 26 October 1971 Józef Cyrankiewicz (Cyrankiewicz V)
PZPR Czesław Wiśniewski (acting) 26 October 1971 22 December 1971 Józef Cyrankiewicz (Cyrankiewicz V)
PZPR Stanisław Wroński 22 December 1971 16 February 1974 Piotr Jaroszewicz (Jaroszewicz I)
PZPR Józef Tejchma 16 February 1974 26 January 1978 Piotr Jaroszewicz (Jaroszewicz II)
PZPR Janusz Wilhelmi ( acting) 26 January 1978 16 March 1978 Piotr Jaroszewicz (Jaroszewicz II)
PZPR Jan Mietkowski 29 March 1978 4 July 1978 Piotr Jaroszewicz (Jaroszewicz II)
PZPR Zygmunt Najdowski 20 July 1978 8 October 1980 Piotr Jaroszewicz (Jaroszewicz II)
PZPR Józef Tejchma 8 October 1980 9 October 1982 Edward Babiuch (Babiuch)

Józef Pińkowski (Pińkowski)

Wojciech Jaruzelski (Jaruzelski)

Nonpartisan Kazimierz Żygulski 9 October 1982 29 September 1986 Wojciech Jaruzelski (Jaruzelski)

Zbigniew Messner (Messner)

  Nonpartisan Aleksander Krawczuk 29 September 1986 1 August 1989 Zbigniew Messner (Messner)

Mieczysław Rakowski (

Rakowski)

Ministers of Culture and Art (1989-1999)
Nonpartisan Izabella Cywińska 12 September 1989 12 January 1991 Tadeusz Mazowiecki (Mazowiecki)
Nonpartisan Marek Rostworowski 12 January 1991 23 December 1991 Jan Krzysztof Bielecki (Bielecki)
Nonpartisan Andrzej Siciński 23 December 1991 11 July 1992 Jan Olszewski (Olszewski)
Nonpartisan Piotr Łukasiewicz (acting) 11 July 1992 17 February 1993 Hanna Suchocka (Suchocka)
Christian National Union Jerzy Góral 17 February 1993 26 October 1993 Hanna Suchocka (Suchocka)
  Nonpartisan Kazimierz Dejmek 26 October 1993 26 January 1996 Waldemar Pawlak (Pawlak II)

Józef Oleksy (Oleksy)

  Polish People's Party Zdzisław Podkański 15 February 1996 31 October 1997 Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz (Cimoszewicz)
Freedom Union Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa 31 October 1997 26 March 1998 Jerzy Buzek (Buzek)
Conservative People's Party Andrzej Zakrzewski 26 March 1998 19 October 1999 Jerzy Buzek (Buzek)
Ministers of Culture and National Heritage (1999-2001)
Conservative People's Party Andrzej Zakrzewski 19 October 1999 10 February 2000 Jerzy Buzek (Buzek)
  Conservative People's Party Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski 10 February 2000 12 July 2001 Jerzy Buzek (Buzek)
Nonpartisan Andrzej Zieliński 12 July 2001 19 October 2001 Jerzy Buzek (Buzek)
Ministers of Culture (2001-2005)
  Democratic Left Alliance Andrzej Celiński 19 October 2001 6 July 2002 Leszek Miller (Miller)
Nonpartisan Waldemar Dąbrowski 6 July 2002 31 October 2005 Leszek Miller (Miller)

Marek Belka (Belka I, Belka II)

Ministers of Culture and National Heritage (2005 - present)
  Law and Justice Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski 31 October 2005 7 September 2007 Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz (Marcinkiewicz)

Jarosław Kaczyński (Kaczyński)

  Law and Justice Jarosław Kaczyński (acting) 7 September 2007 12 September 2007 Jarosław Kaczyński (Kaczyński)
  Law and Justice Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski 12 September 2007 16 November 2007 Jarosław Kaczyński (Kaczyński)
  Civic Platform Bogdan Zdrojewski 16 November 2007 14 June 2014 Donald Tusk (Tusk I , Tusk II)
  Nonpartisan Małgorzata Omilanowska 14 June 2014 16 November 2015 Donald Tusk (Tusk II)

Ewa Kopacz (Kopacz)

  Law and Justice Piotr Gliński 16 November 2015 present Beata Szydło (Szydło)

Mateusz Morawiecki (Morawiecki)

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