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  • Tomasz Kranz
    DIRECTOR OF THE MUSEUM

    Doctor of humanities in contemporary history, a graduate of: German Philology at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, postgraduate courses in the field of museology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and Public Relations at the Lublin Business School. He gives classes at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

    Member to the Council for Museums and National Memorials at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as to museum councils: at the Stutthof Museum in Sztutowo and the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II in Markowa. Author of over 200 works, published in Poland and abroad, devoted to the history of KL Lublin, activities by the State Museum at Majdanek, martyrdom museums, extracurricular history education as well as Polish-German relations regarding the memory of World War II. His most important books include:
    • Ed., Zbrodnie nazizmu w świadomości i edukacji historycznej w Polsce i Niemczech (1998) – also in German;
    • Ed., Bildungsarbeit und historisches Lernen in der Gedenkstätte Majdanek (2000);
    • Zur Erfassung der Häftlingssterblichkeit im Konzentrationslager Lublin (2007);
    • Edukacja historyczna w miejscach pamięci. Zarys problematyki, second revised edition (2009);
    • The Extermination of Jews at Majdanek Concnentration Camp, second edition – also in Polish and German (2010);
    • Ed., Zur Pädagogik der Erinnerung. Bedingungen, Ziele und Methoden historischer Bildung in Gedenkstätten (2015);
    • Ed., Muzea w poobozowych miejscach pamięci. Tożsamość, znaczenia, funkcje (2017).

  • Grzegorz Plewik
    Deputy Director

    Born in Lublin in 1970. Historian, graduated from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, attended postgraduate courses in the field of Management & Marketing at the Lublin University of Technology (1999) and Museology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (2011).

    Grzegorz Plewik has been working at the State Museum at Majdanek since 1995. He was employed in the Research Department and in 2001 he joined the Education Department. Organizer and participants of many international educational projects. Author, among many other things, of an article on prisoners holding work posts in the Majdanek concentration camp and future exhibitions held at the Museum (co-author). Originator of the Board of Museologists.
    Since 2007 he has been a deputy director. He supervises works related with conservation of immovable museum buildings and objects, running maintenance of the museum, renovations and investments aiming at its modernization.

  • Wiesław Wysok
    DEPUTY DIRECTOR

    Senior curator at the State Museum at Majdanek; a graduate of German Philology at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and postgraduate courses in the field of museology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. In 2009-2016, he was the head of the Education Department at the State Museum at Majdanek, in 2007-2016 he chaired the body of museologists.

    He is a theoretician and practicioner of extracurricular historical education in museums - memorial sites. Author of multiple educational programmes for youth, students and teachers as well as publications and articles on museum methodology and didactics as well as on pedagogy of remembrance and intercultural education. Recently the following books were published: "Edukacja muzealna w Polsce. Aspekty, konteksty, ujęcia” (eds. W. Wysok, A. Stępnik); "Edukacja pozaszkolna w Państwowym Muzeum na Majdanku. Jak przygotować, przeprowadzić i podsumować zajęcia dla uczniów” (ed. W. Wysok); "Kultura pamięci i praca w muzeach-miejscach upamiętnienia. Polsko-niemiecka wymiana. Gedenkstättenarbeit und Erinnerungskultur. Ein deutsch-polnischer Austausch” (eds. P. Ciupke, G. Hitze, A. Kenkmann, A. Wolters, W. Wysok).

DEPARTMENTS

Department of Collections

Wiesława Zlot
zbiory@majdanek.eu

Archives

Anna Wójcik
archiwum@majdanek.eu

Department of Research

Dariusz Libionka
naukowy@majdanek.eu

Exhibition Department

Krzysztof Banach
wystawy@majdanek.eu

Education Department

Jolanta Laskowska
pedagogika@majdanek.eu

Security Department

Jarosław Pałacha
j.palacha@majdanek.eu

Finances and Accounts Department

Renata Pojasek
ksiegowosc@majdanek.eu

Human Resources

Monika Krupa-Harasim
kadry@majdanek.eu

Administration and Economics Department

Tomasz Górski
t.gorski@majdanek.eu

Technical and Conservation Department

Leszek Kocyba
l.kocyba@majdanek.eu

Visitor Service Centre

Beata Siwek-Ciupak
centrum@majdanek.eu

Communication and promotion

Agnieszka Kowalczyk-Nowak
a.kowalczyk@majdanek.eu

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