Fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

Museum Council

The Museum Council is a collective body which brings together various parties and institutions involved the Museum’s establishment process. The Council provides a common platform for the discussion and exchange of ideas. In addition to authorities from various fields, the Council includes prominent scholars and experts in Jewish and general history. Its role is to evaluate the Museum’s to-date achievements and to determine directions for future development. The Council is also mandated to approve the final appearance and content of the Core Exhibition.


Members of the Museum Council (cadency 2018-2022)

  1. Marian Turski - Chairman of the POLIN Museum Council
  2. Artur Hofman
  3. Ewa Malinowska - Grupińska
  4. dr Aleksandra Katarzyna Namysło
  5. Małgorzata Niezabitowska
  6. prof. dr hab. Andrzej Paczkowski
  7. Shana Penn
  8. Zygmunt Rolat
  9. prof. dr hab. Adam Daniel Rotfeld
  10. Ryszard Schnepf
  11. Jarosław Sellin
  12. Albert Stankowski
  13. dr Mateusz Szpytma
  14. Piotr Wiślicki
  15. Renata Wiśniewska.


The Museum Council was appointed on March 24, 2009, by the institutional founders of the Museum: the City of Warsaw (represented by President Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz), the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (represented by Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski) and the Council of the Jewish Historical Institute (represented by its chairman Marian Turski). The first Council consisted of the following members (City of Warsaw resolution of July 11, 2013):

  • Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski (d. 2015, 24 April),
  • Waldemar Dąbrowski,
  • Corinne Evens,
  • Rafał Grupiński,
  • Wiktor Markowicz,
  • Małgorzata Niezabitowska,
  • Włodzimierz Paszyński,
  • Shana Penn,
  • Zygmunt Rolat,
  • Prof. Adam Rotfeld,
  • Prof. Henryk Samsonowicz,
  • Prof. Bożena Szaynok,
  • Prof. Janusz Tazbir,
  • Marian Turski,
  • Renata Wiśniewska.