Minister for Culture (Denmark)

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Minister for Culture
Kulturminister
Incumbent
Jakob Engel-Schmidt
since 15 December 2022
Member ofthe Cabinet of Denmark
AppointerPrime Minister
Term length4 years
PrecursorKultus Minister
Formation19 September 1961; 62 years ago (1961-09-19)
First holderJulius Bomholt

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.

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]

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political party Government
Took office Left office Duration
Minister for Cultural Affairs
(Minister for Kulturelle Anliggender)
1
Julius Bomholt
Julius Bomholt
(1896–1969)
19 September 196126 September 19643 years, 7 daysSocial DemocratsKrag I Cabinet
2
Hans Sølvhøj [da]
Hans Sølvhøj [da]
(1919–1989)
26 September 196428 November 19662 years, 63 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II Cabinet
3
Bodil Koch
Bodil Koch
(1903–1972)
28 November 19662 February 19681 year, 66 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II Cabinet
4
Kristen Helveg Petersen [da]
Kristen Helveg Petersen [da]
(1909–1997)
2 February 196811 October 19713 years, 251 daysSocial LiberalsBaunsgaard Cabinet
5
Niels Matthiasen [da]
Niels Matthiasen [da]
(1924–1980)
11 October 197119 December 19732 years, 69 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III Cabinet
Jørgensen I Cabinet
6
Nathalie Lind
Nathalie Lind
(1919–1999)
19 December 197313 February 19751 year, 56 daysVenstreHartling Cabinet
(5)
Niels Matthiasen [da]
Niels Matthiasen [da]
(1924–1980)
13 February 197516 February 1980 †5 years, 3 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II CabinetIIIIV
7
Lise Østergaard
Lise Østergaard
(1924–1996)
28 February 198010 September 19822 years, 194 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IV CabinetV
8
Mimi Jakobsen
Mimi Jakobsen
(born 1948)
10 September 198212 March 19863 years, 183 daysCentre DemocratsSchlüter I Cabinet
Minister of Culture and Communications
(Kultur- og kommunikationsminister)
9
Hans Peter Clausen [da]
Hans Peter Clausen [da]
(born 1948)
12 March 19863 June 19882 years, 83 daysConservativesSchlüter I CabinetII
Minister for Culture
(Kulturminister)
9
Ole Vig Jensen [da]
Ole Vig Jensen [da]
(1936–2016)
3 June 198818 December 19902 years, 198 daysSocial LiberalsSchlüter III Cabinet
10
Grethe Rostbøll
Grethe Rostbøll
(1941–2021)
18 December 199024 January 19932 years, 37 daysConservativesSchlüter IV Cabinet
11
Jytte Hilden
Jytte Hilden
(born 1942)
25 January 199330 December 19963 years, 340 daysSocial DemocratsPoul Nyrup Rasmussen I CabinetII
12
Ebbe Lundgaard [da]
Ebbe Lundgaard [da]
(1944–2009)
30 December 199623 March 19981 year, 83 daysSocial LiberalsPoul Nyrup Rasmussen III Cabinet
13
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
(born 1960)
23 March 199827 November 20013 years, 249 daysSocial LiberalsPoul Nyrup Rasmussen IV Cabinet
14
Brian Mikkelsen
Brian Mikkelsen
(born 1966)
27 November 200110 September 20086 years, 288 daysConservativesAnders Fogh Rasmussen I CabinetIIIII
15
Carina Christensen
Carina Christensen
(born 1972)
10 September 200823 February 20101 year, 166 daysConservativesAnders Fogh Rasmussen III Cabinet
Lars Løkke Rasmussen I Cabinet
16
Per Stig Møller
Per Stig Møller
(born 1942)
23 February 20103 October 20111 year, 222 daysConservativesLars Løkke Rasmussen I Cabinet
17
Uffe Elbæk
Uffe Elbæk
(born 1954)
3 October 20116 December 20121 year, 64 daysSocial LiberalsThorning-Schmidt I Cabinet
18
Marianne Jelved
Marianne Jelved
(born 1943)
6 December 201228 June 20152 years, 204 daysSocial LiberalsThorning-Schmidt I CabinetII
19
Bertel Haarder
Bertel Haarder
(born 1944)
28 June 201528 November 20161 year, 153 daysVenstreLars Løkke Rasmussen II Cabinet
20
Mette Bock
Mette Bock
(born 1957)
28 November 201627 June 20192 years, 211 daysLiberal AllianceLars Løkke Rasmussen III Cabinet
21
Joy Mogensen
Joy Mogensen
(born 1980)
27 June 201916 August 20212 years, 50 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen I Cabinet
22
Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen
Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen
(born 1983)
16 August 202115 December 20221 year, 121 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen I Cabinet
23
Jakob Engel-Schmidt
Jakob Engel-Schmidt
(born 1983)
15 December 2022Incumbent1 year, 129 daysModeratesFrederiksen II Cabinet

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