On September 27, 2016, Piotr Gliński, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, awarded the Gold Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis to the Polish Museum of America (PMA). President Richard Owsiany and Managing Director Małgorzata Kot of the PMA accepted the award on behalf of the PMA. The ceremony took place at the office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York. The Jozef Pilsudski Institute of America (New York) and Janusz Sporek also received Gloria Artis awards. Jarosław Sellin, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, announced this honor on September 15, during the 38th Annual Conference of the Polish Museums, Archives, and Libraries Abroad, held in London.