Jiří Fajt confirmed as future director of the National Gallery

13-08-2013

Culture Minister Jiří Balvín confirmed the decision of his predecessor Alena Hanáková in naming of art historian Jiří Fajt to the position of director of the National Gallery. Mr. Fajt will officially become director from 1 January, but starting next month he will begin preparatory work. He was first appointed by Mrs. Hanáková shortly before her resignation to replace the previous director Vladimír Rösel, whom she dismissed earlier this year. Mr. Fajt worked at the national gallery from 1993 to 2000, and has been lecturing at universities in Germany and the Czech republic for the past few years.