Prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Omilanowska is polish art historian. She studied history of art on Warsaw University and history of architecture on Technical University in Berlin. She works as a professor in Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and in Institute of History of Art on Gdansk University. 2012-2014 she was deputy minister of Culture and National Heritage, and 2014-2105 minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Polish Republic.
She specializes in the art and architecture of the 19th and 20th c., publishing works on such issues as the searching for the national style and national and regional identity in the architecture of Central-European countries.
She was fellow of many scientific institutions in Europe like British Academy, Herder Institute in Marburg and Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. She published 11 books on history of art and about 100 articles.
She was involved in many exhibition projects, among others 2011 in Berlin (Martin-Gropius-Bau) „Tür an Tür Polen-Deutschland 1000 Jahre Kunst und Geschichte” as a editor of the Catalogue. She is also active in the field of monument preservation and museology.
She is member of many scientific organizations and boards, among others member of the Polish ICOMOS Committee, Deutsches Historisches Institut, board of the European Center of Solidarność in Gdańsk and polish member of CIHA (Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art).
She is a member of the Orders: Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (Knight Grand Cross), Order of Orange-Nassau (Knight Grand Cross), Order of the Lion of Finland (Commander Grand Cross) and Ordre des Arts et des Letters of France (Commandeur).