Dozens of valuable artworks returned to Czech Republic
It’s not everyday you are given a budget of 10 million crowns (624,000 USD) and told to spend it all. But that’s exactly what a group of Czech art experts were ordered to do by the government on Tuesday, in a bid to bring home some of the Czech Republic’s lost art treasures. Christie’s auction house in Amsterdam was putting more than 400 items from the Liechtenstein family’s art collection under the hammer. Many of these items had once hung on the walls of Czech chateaux. And following the sale, that’s where many of them will be finding themselves once more.
There are plans to put some of the purchases on public display as early as this summer. The artifacts will be exhibited in situ at the three chateaux mentioned before. And pop along to Valtice in particular, which is set to house at least two thirds of these, the Czech Republic’s newest prize possessions.