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Ministry of Culture (Colombia)

Ministry of Culture
Ministerio de Cultura

Echeverry Palace, headquarters of the MinCultura.
Ministry overview
Formed 7 August 1997 (1997-08-07)
Preceding Ministry Colombian Institute of Culture
Headquarters Palacio Echeverry
Carrera 8 № 8-43
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Annual budget COP$256,723,246,372 (2012)[1]
COP$356,394,560,988 (2013)[2]
COP$354,451,666,369 (2014)[3]
Ministry executives Mariana Garcés Córdoba, Minister
María Claudia López Sorzano,
Deputy Minister

The Ministry of Culture (Spanish: Ministerio de Cultura) is the national executive ministry of the Government of Colombia charged with preserving, promoting, and encouraging the growth, free expression and understanding of the Culture of Colombia in all its multi-ethnic forms.


Period Minister
1997-1998 Ramiro Eduardo Osorio Fonseca
1998-1999 Alberto Casas Santamaría
1999-2000 Juan Luis Mejía Arango
2000-2001 Consuelo Araújo Noguera
2001-2002 Araceli Morales López
2002-2006 María Consuelo Araújo Castro
2006-2007 Elvira Cuervo de Jaramillo
2007-2010 Paula Marcela Moreno Zapata
2010-present Mariana Garcés Córdoba


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