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The institution

The Wawel Royal Castle
The Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle-State Art Collection is a national cultural institution, legally constituted, registered in the National Cultural Institutions Register at no. 21/92 and in the State Museum Register at no. 16/98. 
The Castle operates on the basis of a statute granted by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Official Journal MKiDN no. 4 item 7 of 2000). Wawel Royal Castle is a historic residence museum. Its mission is specified in art. 1 of the Museum Act, and in particular:
  • preservation of the historic aspects of Wawel as the highest ranked monument in the history and the cultural and religious tradition of the Polish nation, and as part of world heritage;
  • historical and conceptual reconstruction of Wawel’s past in its various aspects;
  • extensive incorporation of the above values into the circulation of national culture.
The Castle accomplishes the goals set out above by: 
  1. collecting and conserving carefully selected works of art and historical artefacts;
  2. restoring its historical buildings and collections to maintain them in best condition possible;
  3. propagating knowledge about Wawel and its collections in Poland and abroad;
  4. conducting research and scholarship;
  5. publishing and educational and informative activities,
  6. maintaining the buildings and grounds and utilizing them appropriately.
The name, image and logo of the Castle are protected by the Polish Patent Office.
Board of directors:
Director: Prof. Dr. Jan K. Ostrowski 
Deputy Director for Museum Collections: Jerzy T. Petrus, M.A. 
Deputy Director for Conservation and Technical Matters: Prof. Dr. Marcin Fabiański 
Deputy Director for Administration: Danuta Ziernicka, M.Sc. 
Chief Accountant: Iwona Gręda

Mailing address:
31-001 Kraków, Wawel 5
switchboard (+48 12) 422-51-55, 422-61-21
Fax. (+48 12) 421-5177
NIP (tax ID) 675-000-44-59
Bank account:
Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Oddział Kraków, ul. Pilotów 2, 31-462 Kraków
No: PL 86 1130 1150 0012 1269 5620 0001

Branches (outside Cracow)
Pieskowa Skała Castle
Manor House at Stryszów
32-045 Sułoszowa, woj. małopolskie
phone: (+48 12) 389-60-04


Head of Branch: Olgierd Mikołajski
Head of Administration: Ewa Mikołajska
34-146 Stryszów 508, woj. małopolskie
phone/fax: (+48 33) 87-97-489
mobile (+48) 60-199-253

Head of Branch: Justyna Żarnowska


Museum Staff

Archives Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 215, 245
Head: Zdzisława Jakosz–Chojnacka E-mail:
Archaeology Department  Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 342
Head: Janusz Firlet, Ph.D. E-mail:
Library Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext.281
Head: Anna Mercik E-mail:
Ceramics Department  Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 272
Head: Dorota Gabryś E-mail:
Photography Archive Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 250
Head: Anna Stolzman-Michta E-mail:
Photography Studio Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 213 
Head: Anna Stankiewicz  
Office of the Registrar   
Chief Registrar Jerzy T. Petrus E-mail:
Deputy Registrar Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 286
Ojcumiła Sieradzka-Malec E-mail:
Exhibitions Department Phone: (+48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 217
Head: Marzena Konopka-Klus E-mail:
Department of Painting,
Prints and Sculpture
Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 254
Head: Joanna Winiewicz-Wolska, Ph.D. E-mail:
Department of Furniture and Clocks Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 203
Aneta Giebuta E-mail:
Department of Arms
and Armour
Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 273
Head: Krzysztof Czyżewski E-mail:
Education Department  Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 290
Head: Anna Chachulska E-mail:
Department of 
Archaeological Reserve
and Lapidarium
Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 258
Head: Beata Kwiatkowska-Kopka, Ph.D. E-mail:
Department of Textiles Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 246
Head: Magdalena Ozga E-mail:
Publications Department Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 257
Head: Danuta Skowron E-mail:
Editorial Department Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext.206
Editor: Joanna Ziętkiewicz-Kotz, Ph.D. E-mail:
Department of Base Metals Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 253
Head: Weronika Rostworowska-Kenig E-mail:
Department of Precious Metals Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 274
Head: Dariusz Nowacki E-mail:
Chief Conservator  Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext.205, 338
Ewa Wiłkojć, Ph.D. E-mail:
Human Resources Department Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 263
Head: Helena Mikoś E-mail:
Accounting Department Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 262
Head: Iwona Gręda E-mail:
Communications Department Phone: (+ 48 12) 421-26-27, 422-51-55 ext. 380
Head: Sabina Potaczek-Jasionowicz E-mail:
Marketing and Events Department Phone:/fax (+ 48 12) 421-73-26,
Phone: (+48 12) 422 51 55 ext. 388
Head: Hubert Piątkowski E-mail:
Architectural Conservation  Phone: (+48 12) 422 51 55 ext. 270
Martyna Bulińska
Department of Gardens
and Landscaping
Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext.207
Head: Katarzyna Żółciak E-mail:
Public Procurement Department Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext.237
Head: Ewa Jeżowska-Fila E-mail: 
Purchasing, Inventory 
and Transport Department 
Phone: (+ 48 12) 422-51-55 ext. 265, 227
Head: Ewa Jakosz-Pająk E-mail:
Museum Administration Office Phone:/fax (+ 48 12) 421 51 77
Head: Agnieszka Wiszyńska E-mail:


General information clause on personal data protection

In accordance with Article 13(1) and (2) of the General Data Protection Regulation of 27th April 2016 I hereby inform that:
1.    the controller of your personal data is Zamek Królewski na Wawelu – Państwowe Zbiory Sztuki with its registered office in Kraków at Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków;
2.    contact details of the data protection officer: Maciej Rymaszewski,;
3.    the recipients of your personal data will be entities that provide our company with organizational and technical solutions (ICT service providers, software developers, postal services and courier companies, law firms and debt collection agencies);
4.    your personal data will not be transferred to any third country and/or international organization;
5.    your personal data will be processed for a minimum period of 6 years or until the consent is withdrawn;
6.    you have the right to access your data and the right to rectify, remove, limit the processing thereof, the right to data portability, the right to object, the right to withdraw your consent at any time with no effect on the lawfulness of the data processing that you agreed upon prior to the withdrawal of your consent;
7.    you have the right to submit a complaint to the Polish Inspector General for the Protection of Personal Data (GIODO/UODO) if you find your personal data to be processed in a way that infringes upon the General Data Protection Regulation of 27th April 2016;
8.    providing your personal data for marketing purposes is optional;
9.    your data will not be processed in an automated way, which also includes processing for profiling purposes.