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Hradčanské náměstí 185/2, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Česká republika
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Baroque in Bohemia - Permanent Exhibition of the Collection of Old Masters of the National Gallery in Prague

On the three floors of the reconstructed building of the palace, the new permanent exhibition presents about 160 sculptural exhibits and 280 pieces of late Renaissance and Baroque painting, created in the territory of the lands of the Crown of Bohemia from the late 16th to the end of the 18th centuries.

The Collection of Prints and Drawings (SGK) of the National Gallery in Prague, which is situated in Kinsky Palace in the Old Town Square, keeps some 300,000 prints and 60,000 drawings from the Middle Ages to the present. The earliest works there include pieces of medieval book illumination or early prints, there are also prints and drawings from the Renaissance period in Europe, a significant collection of Mannerist drawings, etc. In 17th century art, particular attention should be paid to the ensemble of the Hollareum, one of the world's largest collections of Wenceslas Hollar's works. As regards Bohemian Baroque artists, the SGK keeps, for example, a collection of drawings by Karel Škréta. Other periods of art until the present are also sufficiently represented, and we can find works of both Czech and foreign artists there.

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