Czech state interested in buying more works from Liechtenstein’s art collection

The Czech Republic is interested in buying more works of art from the Liechtenstein collections which formerly decorated the Valtice and Lednice chateaux, the head of the National Heritage Institute has said. According to manager Zdeněk Musil, the heritage institute has asked the Culture Ministry for some seven million crowns (449,000 USD) in order to buy back Old Master paintings previously on display in the chateaux when they go up for auction in London next month. The Czech state has just bought 13 million crowns worth of furniture from the Liechtenstein’s collection in order to refurnish the two chateaux in question. The heritage institute has said that it is interested in a total of 15 paintings.

Author: Rosie Johnston