National Gallery, Prague
Great art visit to the Sternberg Palace, Praha (Národní galerie v Praze)
100 must-see pictures.
A digital Zoom visit with your private art historian, our plan B in Covid 19 / Corona times. I will show you my image bank of paintings inside. And give you a high quality tour.
In better times, after re-opening: A visit with your own art historian, flying in for you. Join me for a visit to the National Gallery, in Sternberg Palace, Prague. I will be your private professor, travelling in from Amsterdam, Holland specially for you. Tour by Drs Kees Kaldenbach, a professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry. Entry best at from 9 or 10AM.
1. Expensive option: You can hire me and I will fly in to be your own outstanding private “Professore”. At your cost, I will fly in especially for you and I will guide you after spending a hotel night. And then a very memorable museum visit or two.
2. Less expensive option: I know many first-rate art historian colleagues all over Western Europe. Therefore I know just the company/guide to arrange an excellent museum visit for you. I work very closely with these art history women and men and they are brilliant.
Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency. I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours.
The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‘Professore’ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.
Tour by professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry.
Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.
Overview of International tours (outside Holland).
About the museum: In 1796 a number of intellectuals and aristocrats founded an art institution, the Society of Patriotic Friends of the Arts, which established the Academy of Fine Arts and the Picture Gallery. In 1918 the Picture Gallery became the nation’s central art collection.
The national Czech art collections are now exhibited in a number of palaces and buildings.
There are a number of statues by Adrian de Vries, in the Waldenstein Palace garden. (Valdštejnská zahrada). Not to be missed. Large series of statues by Adrian de Vries, with an estimated market value of 30 – 90 Million Euros each. Do the math.
The last Adriaen de Vries statue was sold via Christies to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam for E 24.750.000 plus cost.
On the next day we can visit the Modern Art Museum in the Veletrzni Palace (Veletržní palác, Trade-fair Palace). By the way: the Museum directors would make an excellent choice in renaming this place into Arte Moderna. To Foreign listeners the name Veletržní palác is unpronounceable and not informative at all… and thus does not work! Instead of being a palace it really looks like a large functionalist-stule ugly department store. The art inside however is worth while (Mucha in XXXL size).