Art collector, patron Meda Mládková dies at 102

Art collector, patron and founder of the Museum Kampa in Prague, Meda Mládková has died at the age of 102. Mládková spent more than half of her life in exile, mostly in the United States where with her husband she established a collection of modern Czech art which she brought to the US from behind the Iron Curtain. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, Meda Mládková returned to Czechoslovakia and donated her entire collection to the country. In 1999 she established a foundation which acquired Sovovy Mlýny, a historic building a few hundred meters from Charles Bridge in Prague, and transformed the building into a thriving art museum.