Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia

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Ministry of Culture
and Monument Protection of Georgia
საქართვველოს კულტურისა და ძეგლთა დაცვის სამინისტრო
Greater coat of arms of Georgia.svg
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Georgian Ministry of Culture logo.jpg
Agency overview
Headquarters Sanapiro Street q.4, Tbilisi, Georgia 0102
Annual budget 85 million (2015)[1]
Agency executive
Website www.mcs.gov.ge

The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia (Georgian: საქართვველოს კულტურისა და ძეგლთა დაცვის სამინისტრო, sakartvelos kulturisa da dzeglta datsvis saministro) is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Georgia in charge of regulating activities related to preservation of Georgian culture and its cultural monuments. The ministry is headed by Guram Odisharia.[2]

History[edit]

The ministry was established in 2010 as a result of restructuring activities within the Georgian government in June 2010.[3] The preceding Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sports was split into two separate government agencies: Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.[4][5]

Structure[edit]

The ministry is headed by the minister aided by the first deputy minister in charge of Cultural Heritage Strategy, Organizations Coordination and Permissions, and International Programs and Georgian Culture Popularization departments; and three deputies in charge of Administrative, Events and Regional Coordination and Legal departments.[6] Parliament exercises control over the ministry's activities.[3] The budget of the ministry in 2010 was GEL 54,977,500 roughly equal to 21,991,000.[7]

Ministers after 2004[edit]

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