Prague approved a change to the zoning plan plan for the depository of the National Gallery
Prague – Prague has changed the zoning plan to enable the planned construction of a new depository of the National Gallery in Prague (NGP) in Jinonice. The change was approved today by city councilors. The complex will be created according to the design of the JIKA-CZ studio, which NG chose in the architectural competition. It will cost the investor. According to previous information, in addition to the space for the care of works of art, the complex will also offer a publicly accessible part – an open depository and public educational programs.
“Changes to the zoning plan in Prague often lasted even ten years. This is a thing of the past. The changes have accelerated significantly for us, but it was a record short for the National Gallery.” introduced the mayor’s deputy Petr Hlaváček (for TOP 09).
According to the gallery, the existing depositories are already completely full and do not allow suitable storage of other collection items. The complex is to include restoration studios, laboratories and a digitization center. Selected works of art will also be placed outdoors, in a sculpture park accessible to the public. According to last year’s information, NGP was expected to have about 1.3 crowns in costs, but given the rising prices of materials and construction work, their increase can be expected.
NGP has six buildings in the capital with permanent expositions or exhibitions, it also organizes exhibitions in the Wallenstein Riding School, which belongs to the Senate. The gallery manages the largest collection of works of art in the Czech Republic. It is an institution with more than two centuries of tradition, which only confirms, records, studies, exhibits, publishes and mediates works of art of all art disciplines from antiquity to the present.