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Czech culture Minister resigns

Antonin Stanek was solid under pressure, because he had fired two art Directors surprisingly.

The Czech Minister of culture, Antonin Stanek retires at the end of the month. The Department must come to rest, said his party leader, the social democratic Minister of the interior, Jan Hamacek,. Stanek was solid under pressure, as he Fajt just before Easter, the Directors of the national gallery in Prague, Jiri, and had dismissed the arts Museum in Olomouc, Michal Soukup, surprisingly.

had to write a protest then more than 35 renowned Museum heads from around the world behind Fajt. Among the signatories, Max Hollein, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Miguel Falomir Faus from the Prado in Madrid, Spain and Marion Ackermann of the Dresden State art collections.

Under the leadership of Fajt had doubled the number of visitors to the national gallery in Prague almost. In addition, renowned artists could be won for exhibitions including the German painter Gerhard Richter and the Chinese concept artist Ai Weiwei. Who will be Staneks successor is not yet known. For the minority Cabinet with the populist ANO of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and the social democratic CSSD, it will be already the seventh Ministerial change in only eleven months.

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