National Gallery returns valuable objects to Church

The Czech National Gallery is returning some of its most valuable objects to the Catholic Church in line with the church restitution law. Among those is a set of unique panel paintings by Vyšebrod Altar Masters from the 14th century and two Baroque paintings by Peter Paul Rubens. The new head of the National Gallery Jiřá Fajt says visitors will still be able to see the pictures, since the gallery signed a contract on their free loan. According to Mr Fajt the Church has so far demanded 544 objects on the basis of the church property deal.

Author: Ruth Fraňková