Board

Agnieszka Rosales Rodríguez, PhD 

Acting Director of the National Museum in Warsaw

 

Agnieszka Rosales Rodríguez has been an assistant professor at the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw since 2005. She has been professionally connected with the National Museum in Warsaw since the mid-1990s, where she initially worked with the Collection of European Art.

 

Since 2018, Rosales Rodríguez has been serving as the curator of the Collection of Polish Art up to 1914 at the National Museum in Warsaw (now known as the Collections of Polish Painting until 1914). Additionally, in 2019-2020, she was the chairwoman of the museum's Council of Curators.


She has also curated several exhibitions and penned the catalogues accompanying them, including Biedermeier, A. Kozak, A. Rosales Rodríguez, eds., exhibition catalogue, National Museum of Warsaw, Warsaw, 2017-2018; National Museum in Szczecin and Podlaskie Museum in Białystok, 2018; Pologne 1840-1918: Peindre L'âme D'une Nation, I. Danielewicz, A. Rosales Rodríguez, L. Piralla Heng-Vong, M. Lavandier, eds., exhibition catalogue, Louvre-Lens, 2019 (the exhibition received the Sybilla Award for Museum Event of the Year); as well as the catalogue for the Polish edition of the exhibition Poland. The Power of Images, I. Danielewicz, A. Rosales Rodríguez, eds., exhibition catalogue, National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, 2020; and Arcadia, A. Rosales Rodríguez, A. Ziemba, eds., exhibition catalogue, Warsaw, 2023-2024.
 

 

Joanna Kilian

Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs
 

Joanna Kilian is an art historian, curator of Italian painting (since 1995) and Old European Masters (since 2020), head of the Board of Curators at the National Museum in Warsaw. She curated or co-curated a number of exhibitions, e.g., Caravaggio’s The Entombment of Christ – a Masterpiece from the Vatican Collections and the Different Forms of Caravaggism (NMW, 1996–97); Guercino. The Triumph of the Baroque (NMW, 2013–14), and Brescia. The Renaissance in Northern Italy (NMW, 2016). She is the author of many popular science and academic papers as well as exhibition catalogues in Poland and abroad. Her academic essay, “Realists or eccentrics? 16th-century painting in Northern Italy”, received the main prize in its category in the 3rd edition of the Leopold Staff Literature Award (2017). Kilian is involved in promoting Italian culture and Polish-Italian cultural exchange. For her contribution to popularizing Italian culture in Poland, the President of Italy awarded her with the title of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (Ordine della  Stella d’Italia).

 

 

Kornelia Szpunar

Director's Plenipotentiary for Communication and Public Programs

 

 

Elżbieta Firlej

Director's Plenipotentiary for Management