Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland)

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Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego
Polish Governmental and Diplomatic Plaque.svg
Official governmental wall plaque
Logo Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego.svg
Ministerial Logotype
Agency overview
Headquartersul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17, Warsaw
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

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.

List of ministers[edit]

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

No. Name Party Term of Offices
1 Wincenty Rzymowski SD 21.07.1944 - 02.05.1945
2 Edmund Zalewski SL 02.05.1945 - 28.06.1945
3 Władysław Kowalski SL 28.06.1945 - 05.02.1947
4 Stefan Dybowski SL/ZSL 06.02.1947 - 20.11.1952
5 Włodzimierz Sokorski PZPR 21.11.1952 - 19.04.1956
6 Karol Kuryluk PZPR 19.04.1956 - 29.04.1958
7 Kazimierz Rusinek - acting PZPR 03.05.1958 - 02.07.1958
8 Tadeusz Galiński PZPR 02.07.1958 - 12.12.1964
9 Lucjan Motyka PZPR 12.12.1964 - 26.10.1971
10 Czesław Wiśniewski - acting PZPR 26.10.1971 - 22.12.1971
11 Stanisław Wroński PZPR 22.12.1971 - 16.02.1974
12 Józef Tejchma PZPR 16.02.1974 - 26.01.1978
13 Janusz Wilhelmi - acting PZPR 26.01.1978 - 16.03.1978
14 Jan Mietkowski PZPR 29.03.1978 - 04.07.1978
15 Zygmunt Najdowski PZPR 20.07.1978 - 08.10.1980
16 Józef Tejchma PZPR 08.10.1980 - 09.10.1982
17 Kazimierz Żygulski None 09.10.1982 - 29.09.1986
18 Aleksander Krawczuk None 29.09.1986 - 01.08.1989

Ministers of Culture and Art (1989-1999)[edit]

No. Name Term of Offices Party Served under
1 Izabella Cywińska 12 September 1989 - 14 December 1990 None Tadeusz Mazowiecki
2 Marek Rostworowski 12 January 1991 - 5 December 1991 None Jan Krzysztof Bielecki
3 Andrzej Siciński 23 December 1991 - 5 June 1992 None Jan Olszewski
Piotr Łukasiewicz (acting) 11 July 1992 - 17 February 1993 None Hanna Suchocka
4 Jerzy Góral 17 February 1993 - 26 October 1993 United Christian Nationals Hanna Suchocka
5 Kazimierz Dejmek 26 October 1993 - 26 January 1996 None Waldemar Pawlak, Józef Oleksy
6 Zdzisław Podkański 15 February 1996 - 31 October 1997 Polish People's Party Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz
7 Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa 31 October 1997 - 26 March 1998 Freedom Union Jerzy Buzek
8 Andrzej Zakrzewski 26 March 1998 - 19 October 1999 Conservative People's Party Jerzy Buzek

Ministers of Culture and National Heritage (1999-2001)[edit]

No. Name Term of Offices Party Served under
1 Andrzej Zakrzewski 19 October 1999 - 10 February 2000 Conservative People's Party Jerzy Buzek
2 Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski 16 March 2000 - 12 July 2001 Conservative People's Party Jerzy Buzek
3 Andrzej Zieliński 12 July 2001 - 19 October 2001 None Jerzy Buzek

Ministers of Culture (2001-2005)[edit]

No. Name Term of Offices Party Served under
1 Andrzej Celiński 19 October 2001 - 6 July 2002 Democratic Left Alliance Leszek Miller
2 Waldemar Dąbrowski 6 July 2002 - 31 October 2005 None Leszek Miller, Marek Belka

Ministers of Culture and National Heritage (since 2005)[edit]

No. Name Term of Offices Party Served under
1 Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski 31 October 2005 - 7 September 2007 Law and Justice Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Jarosław Kaczyński
Jarosław Kaczyński (acting) 7 September 2007 - 12 September 2007 Law and Justice Jarosław Kaczyński
2 Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski 12 September 2007 - 16 November 2007 Law and Justice Jarosław Kaczyński
3 Bogdan Zdrojewski 16 November 2007 – 17 June 2014 Civic Platform Donald Tusk
4 Małgorzata Omilanowska 17 June 2014 – 16 November 2015 None Donald Tusk, Ewa Kopacz
5 Piotr Gliński 16 November 2015 – present Law and Justice Beata Szydło, Mateusz Morawiecki

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