The Steering Committee (Lenkungsausschuss)
  • Stefan Schmitt-Hüttebräuker (Chair) – for the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM)
  • Dr. Barbara Rüschoff-Thale – Head of the Cultural Office of the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL)
  • Jósef Malinowski – Chair of the Union of Poles in Germany


(called together as a result of the administrative agreement between the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe on 26th November 2013)

The Board of Trustees (Kuratorium)
  • Dietmar Osses (Chair) – Head of the Hannover colliery, Bochum, a part of the LWL Museums of Industrial Heritage Dortmund
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Oliver Loew – The German Institute of Polish Affairs (DPI), Darmstadt
  • Stanisław Budyn - Chair of the Polnische Katholische Mission Hannover
  • Barbara Cöllen – Journalist, Deutsche Welle, Bonn
  • Anna Stahl-Czechowska – Agit Polska, Berlin
  • Czesław Gołębiewski – Culture-centre and restaurant "Gdańska", Oberhausen
  • Anna Klimaszewska-Golan – Cologne
  • Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Ruchniewicz (Deputy chair) – Head of the Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies at the University of Wrocław
  • Aleksander Zając – The Convention of Polish organisations in Germany, Berlin