Agnieszka Morawińska, PhD
An art historian, critic, author of publications in the fields of aesthetics and art history. For 16 years (until 1993) she was the curator of the Polish painting collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. She held the position of undersecretary of state in the Ministry of Culture and Art and was the ambassador of Poland to Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. She worked as a curator at the Royal Castle in Warsaw and as a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She organized numerous exhibitions, including “Polish Female Artists,” “Polish Painting in Fryderyk Chopin’s Time,” “Early Spring. Poland 1880–1920” and “Invasion of Sound.” From July 2001 to October 2010, she was the director of the Zachęta National Gallery of Art. She took over the post of director of the National Museum of Warsaw in November 2010.
Deputy Director in charge of management
Deputy Director in charge of communications and public affairs
A culture manager and promoter, producer, fundraiser and public relations specialist. He graduated from the Faculty of Polish Philology at the University of Wrocław and later from the Faculties of Polish Philology and Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Since 2011, he has been working at the National Museum in Warsaw, where he oversees the museum's image transformation and its development, covering areas like communications, marketing, fundraising, education, publishing, and the museum's expansion.
Piotr Rypson, PhD
Deputy Director in charge of research
An art critic, historian of literature and visual culture, publicist and expert in the field of electronic education.
In 1978-1981, he worked at Galeria Remont. From 1984 to 1988 he handled publishing for the Akademia Ruchu theatre company. From 1988 a co-editor and from 1990 the editor-in-chief of the monthly art magazine Obieg. He was the curator of collections and galleries at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (1993–1996) and in the period of 1990-2011, he served as vice-chairperson of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), chairperson of the Programme Board of the Foksal Gallery Foundation, a member of the Culture Foundation Promotion Board, and a member of the Art Board of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He has given lectures at the University of Warsaw’s Museum Studies graduate programme, the Rhode Island School of Design and Miami Ad School. He is the author many articles and several books, including Nie gęsi. Polskie projektowanie graficzne 1919-1949 (2011); Piramidy, słońca, labirynty (2002); Książki i Strony. Polska książka awangardowa i artystyczna w XX wieku (2000) and Obraz słowa. Historia poezji wizualnej (1989). Since 2011, he has been a Deputy Director at the National Museum in Warsaw, where he is responsible for content, research projects, education, publishing, digitalisation and on-line accessibility of collections.
An economist, specialist in public finance and budget management in public finance entities. She graduated from Warsaw Agricultural University and studied at the University of Copenhagen on a scholarship. Her career has always been connected to the field of culture through her work at the Ministry of Culture and Art’s Department of Museums and Heritage Sites, the Centre for the Protection of Public Assets and the Centre for the Protection of Scenic Heritage Sites. She has worked at the National Museum in Warsaw since 1995.