A government body pursuing the state policy in the field of culture and coordinating its development. You can get acquainted with the structure of the body on the website .
The Ministry of Culture of the BSSR was created by combining five departments - the Ministry of Cinematography, the Committee for Arts, the Committee for Cultural and Educational Institutions, the Committee for Radio Information and the Department for Printing Industry, Publishing and Book Trade.
The Ministry was allocated the Committee on Radio Broadcasting and Television under the Council of Ministers of the BSSR.
A musical repertoire commission has been created.
A scientific and methodological council for the protection of cultural monuments appeared.
A state artistic and expert commission on works of fine and decorative arts has been created.
By order of the Minister of Culture, the State Inspectorate for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments was established as part of the Department of Museums and the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments.
After the abolition of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR, the ministry became a republican one, henceforth reporting only to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus. The new status of the ministry was fixed by the Law of the Republic of Belarus.
The ministry was called the Ministry of Culture and Press of the Republic of Belarus. After the ministry was reorganized and divided into the Ministry of Culture and the State Committee of the Republic of Belarus for Press.
The Department of Cinematography of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus was created within the structure of the Ministry.
1953-1964, Grigory Kiselyov
1964-1971 Mikhail Minkovich
1971-1988 Yuri Mikhnevich
1988-1993 Evgeny Voitovich
1994-1996 Anatoly Butevich
1996-2000 Alexander Sosnovsky
2000-2005 Leonid Gulyako
2005—2009 Vladimir Matveychuk
2009—2012 Pavel Latushko
2012—2017 Boris Svetlov
2017—2020 Yuri Bondar
Anatoly Markevich, Minister
Valery Gromada, First Deputy Minister
Sergei Sarakach, Deputy Minister