In April 2015, the National Gallery in Prague and Komerční banka launched the joint project of free admission for children, young people aged under 18 and students under 26. Free admission to permanent exhibitions will also remain valid for children, youth and students in the academic year 2016/2017.
More than 40,000 people have taken advantage of the free admission since the beginning of 2016. The young visitors as well as young art continue to be one of the priorities for the National Gallery in Prague.
“We are very happy to continue this project offering the children and young people a chance to see the rich collections of the National Gallery in Prague for free thanks to our cooperation with Komerční banka. This generation is definitely of key importance for us and we do our best to accommodate it – not only by means of free admission but also through programs that we offer,” says Jiří Fajt, General Director of the National Gallery in Prague.
“Cooperation with the National Gallery in Prague and the sponsoring of free admission for the young generation is one of our major projects in the Czech Republic and we are keen to support it in the future. We appreciate that the children and young people are so vividly interested; after all, that was the project’s aim,” adds Albert Le Dirac’h, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Komerční banka.
A number of programs targeting the youngest generation were launched at the beginning of the new academic year. The youngest children with their parents can regularly attend art workshops and “playshops” presenting art in an interesting form for them to understand it and capture their attention. The National Gallery in Prague also organizes art studios for older children as well as general and specialized art courses, which serve, among others, as an ideal preparation for the study at art schools.
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