Culture Minister of Denmark

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

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 Culture[edit]

  • Julius Bomholt (S)—Minister for Cultural Affairs 19 September 1961 – 26 September 1964
  • Hans Sølvhøj (S)—Minister for Cultural Affairs 26 September 1964 – 28 November 1966
  • Bodil Koch (S)—Minister for Cultural Affairs 28 November 1966 – 2 February 1968
  • Kristen Helveg Petersen (RV)—Minister for Cultural Affairs 2 February 1968 – 11 October 1971
  • Niels Matthiasen (S)—Minister for Cultural Affairs 11 October 1971 – 19 December 1973
  • Nathalie Lind (V)—Minister for Cultural Affairs 19 December 1973 – 13 February 1975
  • Niels Matthiasen (S)—Minister for Cultural Affairs 13 February 1975 – 16 February 1980
  • Lise Østergaard (S)—Minister for Cultural Affairs 28 February 1980 – 10 September 1982
  • Mimi Stilling Jacobsen (CD)—Minister for Cultural Affairs 10 September 1982 – 12 March 1986
  • Hans Peter Clausen (K)—Culture and Communications Minister 12 March 1986 – 3 June 1988
  • Ole Vig Jensen (RV)—Minster for Culture 3 June 1988 – 18 December 1990
  • Grethe Rostbøll (K)—Minster for Culture 18 December 1990 – 24 January 1993
  • Jytte Hilden (S)—Minster for Culture 25 January 1993 – 30 December 1996
  • Ebbe Lundgaard (RV)—Minster for Culture 30 December 1996 – 23 March 1998
  • Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen (RV)—Minster for Culture 23 March 1998 – 27 November 2001
  • Brian Mikkelsen (K)—Minster for Culture 27 November 2001 – 10 September 2008
  • Carina Christensen (K)—Minster for Culture 10 September 2008 – 23 February 2010
  • Per Stig Møller (K)-Minster for Culture 23 February 2010 – 3 October 2011
  • Uffe Elbæk (RV) - Minster for Culture 3 October 2011 – 6 December 2012
  • Marianne Jelved (RV) - Minster for Culture 6 December 2012

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