About SNG

In its foundation deed, the Slovak National Gallery (SNG) is defined as the supreme and central gallery institution of Slovakia.

Its activities and the extent of its collections contribute to the fulfilment of this requirement in the spirit of the conceptions for the building and management of the SNG. The SNG can be comprehended as a gallery institution creating collections which fulfil the expectations of the expert and general public; its role is to develop as the national art historical institution and, at the same time, to collect, preserve and interpret works of art at home and abroad.

We would like to present the Slovak National Gallery as an open institution built and operating on fundamental museum standards, which are not only maintained, but also renewed and advanced. A gallery should not only be the source of significant impulses of quality curator projects and their presentations, but also the site of discussions and interpretation platforms and eventually even the guarantor of artistic and creative values. In practice, this means an ambitious and legible dramaturgy of individual research, acquisition, exhibition and publication projects, without narrowing their conceptual, thematic and stylistic offers, modifying the mission of the SNG or devaluing or inflating new, old, domestic and international art.

Slovak National Gallery, besides its premises in Bratislava, consists of a network of four detached gallery facilities: Castle in Zvolen, Mansion of Strážky in Spišská Belá, Ľudovít Fulla Gallery in Ružomberok and Gallery of Naïve Art in Pezinok-Cajla.