doc. MgA. Adam Pokorný, Ph.D.
Head of the Department of Conservation and Restoration
Adam Pokorný is Head of Conservation of the National Gallery Prague. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, in Professor Stretti’s Studio of Restoration of Painted Artworks and Polychrome Sculptures; there, he completed his doctoral study in 2012, and qualified for associate professorship in 2015. During his studies, he participated in research fellowships in prestigious conservation workplaces, cooperating on various international projects. Associate Professor Pokorný focuses especially on the restoration of hanging pictures from the Collection of Old Masters, taking a long-term interest in historical painting techniques, about which he has published many specialised articles. Aside from restoration activities, he continues to organise educational workshops and conferences featuring foreign experts, serving as Head Teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.