National Institute for Museums and Public Collections serves as the Centre of Excellence for Digitisation in Museums. Since 2013 we have been working on Polish version of SPECTRUM 4.0., which is a British standard for documentation and management of museum collections. SPECTRUM was published in 1994 by The Collections Trust and it is constantly evolving standard based on experience of museums professionals from the UK and other countries.
The European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk wins the 2016 Council of Europe Museum Prize
There are 519 museums in Poland (818 including branch museums) with a statute or rules and regulations approved by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.