Former director of Central Bohemian Art Gallery faces up to two years in prison

Police have charged Jan Třeštík, the former director of the Central Bohemian Art Gallery, in connection with an illegal attempt to remove a painting by Pablo Picasso from the territory of the Czech Republic. According to a Czech Police spokeswoman, Mr. Třeštík signed a form authorizing the removal of the painting from the country. Since it was declared a cultural landmark, it cannot be exhibited abroad without an official permit by the Culture Ministry; Mr. Třeštík was not authorized to sign the permit. He might face a prison sentence of up to two years.

Author: Sarah Borufka