Prof. PhDr. Vít Vlnas, Ph. D. (*1962), authorized director of the NG in Prague since April 2013
Prof. PhDr. Vít Vlnas, Ph.D. (*1962) studied history at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague in 1984–1988. In 1987 he started working at the National Gallery in Prague as a lecturer, in 1989 he became the archivist and in 1991 he was appointed the head of the Archives of the National Gallery in Prague. Since 1994 he has been teaching at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University in Prague, since 1997 Associate Professor, since 2008 Professor of the Charles University in Prague. Since 2001 he has been the Director of the Collection of Old Masters of the National Gallery in Prague and since 2011 the Deputy Director responsible for the collections of the National Gallery in Prague. He was the curator of the exhibitions The Picture Gallery in Bohemia 1796–1918 (1996), The Glory of Baroque in Bohemia (2001), Silesia, a Pearl in the Bohemian Crown (2006/2007), and Karel Škréta 1610–1674 (2010/2011). Prof. Vlnas is, apart from other things, the author of the books Jan Nepomucký, the Czech Legend (1993, 2013), Anabaptists in Münster (2002), Prince Eugene of Savoy, The Life and Glory of the Baroque Warrior (2001) and he contributed significantly to the Great History of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown (Vol. VIII /1918–1683/, 2008, Vol. IX /1683–1740/, 2011).