The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the first and only museum in the world describing the thousand years of Jewish history in Poland, from the Middle Ages to modern times. The Museum is also the first public-private cultural institution in Poland, created jointly by the central and local government and a non-governmental organization. The cost involved in the construction and furnishing of the Museum, approx. PLN 200 million in total, was covered by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and by the City of Warsaw. The Core Exhibition, costing approx. PLN 130 million, was financed by the Jewish Historical Institute Association, with the support of private donors and institutions from around the world.