Małgorzata Omilanowska

Małgorzata Omilanowska (born 10 April 1960 in Warsaw) is a Polish art historian and politician. She served as Poland's Minister of Culture and National Heritage from July 2014 to November 2015.

Małgorzata Omilanowska
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Minister of Culture and National Heritage
In office
17 June 2014 – 16 November 2015
Prime MinisterDonald Tusk
Ewa Kopacz
Preceded byBogdan Zdrojewski
Succeeded byPiotr Gliński
Personal details
Born (1960-04-10) 10 April 1960 (age 59)
Warsaw, Poland
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
Technical University of Berlin

Education and academic careerEdit

Omilanowska completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Warsaw before moving to the Technical University of Berlin, where she concluded her doctorate in architecture in 1994. She taught at the Institute of Art within the Polish Academy of Sciences from 1995 to 2007, serving as a deputy director of the institute from 1999. From 2006 she has been a professor at the University of Gdansk's department of art history.[1]

Political careerEdit

Omilanowska was named as a Deputy Culture Minister in 2012. She was promoted to Minister of Culture and National Heritage on 17 June 2014 after her predecessor, Bogdan Zdrojewski, stood down following his election to the European Parliament.[2]


  1. ^ "dr hab. Małgorzata Omilanowska, prof. IS PAN" (in Polish). Polish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  2. ^ "New Minister of Culture and National Heritage". 17 June 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2015.