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Czech culture minister dismisses two prominent museum directors, sparking protests

Artforum |
23 April 2019

Last week, culture minister Antonín Staněk dismissed Jiří Fajt, former director of the National Gallery, and Michal Soukup, the head of the Olomouc Museum of Art. The dismissal of Fajt sparked protests from opposition politicians, cultural figures, and museum directors, who believe the move is politically motivated.