“Crisis in Poland’s Museums,” Art in America online, Dec 17, 2021.

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In Poland, a series of new appointments as directors of the country’s most prominent museums has been progressing with alarming speed since 2018, indicating an impending implosion of public art institutions. The most recent: Janusz Janowski’s nomination to serve as director of Zachęta National Gallery of Art, replacing Hanna Wróblewska, the institution’s director since 2010. This article reviews these recent changes in Warsaw museums, discusses the governmental motivations behind this new course in cultural politics, and predicts the implications of the new appointment for the future of the National Gallery of Art.

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