The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum structure consists of the following sections: Archives, Computer Section, Office for Information on Former Prisoners, Collections Department, Library, Preservation Department, Research Department, Section for Former Prisoners’ Affairs, Exhibition Department, International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Visitor Services Section, and Publications and Information Department.
In 1990 the International Council of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum was formed (since 2000 renamed the International Auschwitz Council). Its task is to weigh issues related to the functioning of the Museum, to evaluate its various activities (e.g., exhibitions, publications, films, museum guides), to outline conservation tasks, and to seek funding sources, particularly from European governments. Since 2000 the International Auschwitz Council has provided opinions and advice to the Prime Minister of Poland on the conservation and management of the grounds of the former Auschwitz Nazi death camp and also other Holocaust monuments. Its chairman in the present 2006-2012 term is Prof. Władysław Bartoszewski.
On January 27, 2005, the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust was established. It is an integral part of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim. It works with Polish and foreign institutions dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust victims; the Center’s strategic partner is the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem. The Center educates youth and college students; assists researchers, journalists and teachers; coorganizes exchange of study groups; offers a broad range of lectures and workshops; and organizes international conferences. It also offers postgraduate studies for teachers, entitled Totalitarianism – Nazism – Holocaust, coorganized with the Pedagogical University of Cracow.