Prof. Jerzy Miziołek
Director of the National Museum in Warsaw

Professor of the Classical Tradition in the Visual Arts at the University of Warsaw (Institute of Archaeology). He studied Art History and Classical Archaeology at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, and Christian Archaeology at the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana, Rome. He received a PhD in 1987, and a post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in 1996. He held a Saxl Fund fellowship from the Warburg Institute (1989), a J. Paul Getty postdoctoral fellowship in the History of Art and Humanities (1991), a Mellon fellowship at Villa I Tatti (Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, 1994/95), a Paul Mellon fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (1996, 1997, 1998, and 2001) as well as a Getty Research Institute fellowship (2006). Since 1992 he has taught courses in Italian Renaissance art and the classical tradition in the visual arts in the 18th and 19th centuries. He is the author of nearly 200 papers and reviews published in such periodicals as: the Journal of the Warburg Institute, Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, Prospettiva, Renaissance Studies, I Tatti Studies, Fontes, Iconographica, Pegasus, Arte Cristiana and Arte Lombarda. He has published twelve books, including: Sol verus: studia nad ikonografią Chrystusa w sztuce pierwszego tysiąclecia [Sol verus: Studies in the iconography of Christ in the art of the first Christian millennium] (1991); Soggetti classici sui cassoni fiorentini alla vigilia del Rinascimento (1996); Chopin among Artists and Scholars (2010); The Villa Laurentina of Pliny the Younger in an Eighteenth-Century Vision (2016); Nel segno di “Quo vadis?”. Roma ai tempi di Nerone e dei primi martiri nelle opere di Sienkiewicz, Siemiradzki, Styka e Smuglewicz (2017). He also edited Falsifications in Polish Collections and Abroad (2001) and Chopin e l’Italia (2015). 



Robert Kukiełka, MSc
Deputy Director for Management
He holds a master of economics degree, specialising in the fields of public finance management in budgetary units  and security in state-owned companies. He  completed post-graduate European studies at the University of Warsaw and Maastricht University, as well as studies in strategic auditing, management, accounting, financial controlling, and security management. He attended numerous courses and international conferences in, e.g., France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, the United States and Canada. For many years he served as Deputy Commander of Warsaw Metropolitan Policeand Chief Accountant – Head of the Finances and Budget Department for the Warsaw Metropolitan Police , where he was responsible for managing and spending public funds in the area of current and capital expenses, special purpose funds, aid funds, and where he was supervising all of the operations in the areas of investment, procurement, ICT, transportation and occupational medicine. For three years he served for the United Nations Organization two of which he was appointed at the Sarajevo MHQ, where he also served as Commander of the Polish Police Contingent within International Police Task Force   in  the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was involved in establishing Police Museum in Mostowski Palace, a division of the National Museum in Warsaw, to which he was actively supporting  for many years. In 2013, he was conferred with the status of officer veteran by the Minister of  Internal Affairs. He was awarded the UN Peace Medal and various  state and police commandations.