The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Remembering the Past, we look towards the Future.

Poland can be proud of its culture. Asking a foreigner about famous Poles, we would often hear names such as Fryderyk Chopin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wisława Szymborska, Czesław Miłosz. However, the list is virtually limitless. Let us not forget about Polish pianists, conductors, poster creators, filmmakers... Krystian Zimmerman, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Tateusz Kantor all these names speak for themselves. Owing to the riches of culture Poland is famous all over the world.

One of the priorities for Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski is education of the young. Polish system of art education is one of the best in the world, its quality is confirmed by a great deal of awards, which young Polish artists receive each year during international contests. Naturally, the recognized and superb masters have worthy successors.

Entering the European Union imposed a lot of responsibilities on Poland, though it also created possibilities to benefit not only from new financial sources, but also from European experiences in the area of culture support and protection. The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage is nowadays a department with the highest degree of absorption of the European funds. Owing to those funds, it would be possible to build for instance the Museum of Modern Art or the Museum of Polish History.

More information about the Ministry's activity and Polish culture can be found on the following pages.

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Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17
00-071 Warszawa

Department of International Relations
phone: +48 22 42 10 240
fax: +48 22 826 19 22

Contact for journalists:
Ministry’s Information Centre
phone +48 22 42 10 555
fax: +48 22 42 10 441
e-mail: rzecznik@mkidn(dot)gov(dot)pl