Jiří Fajt joins InsightART´s Advisory board
As part of our on-going efforts to find the best solutions for art analysis, we are excited to cooperate with leading experts in the fields of art authentication and scientific research.
Jiří Fajt is an art historian who lives in both Berlin and in Prague and is a former Director General of the National Gallery in Prague (between July 2014 and April 2019). He is particularly interested in medieval and early modern art of Central and Central-Eastern Europe. He is the author of a number of publications and successful international exhibitions.
In 1999 Jiří Fajt obtained a doctorate in art history at Charles University in Prague. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked as a founding director of the Centre for Medieval Art at the National Gallery in Prague. In the first half of the first decade of this century he supervised a number of internationally staffed scholarly research projects, such as The Jagiello Dynasty of Europe or Art and Culture in Central Europe 1450–1550 at the University of Leipzig. In the same institute, he headed a scholarly research project in the second half of the same decade, entitled Court Culture in Central-Eastern Europe from the 14th to the 18th Centuries. At the Research Institute in Leipzig, he initiated a publication series entitled Studia Jagellonica Lipsiensia and of the critical edition, Kompass Ostmitteleuropa. He is also in charge of the concept of the publication of the nine-volume Handbook of the Art History of Central-Eastern Europe, and he is the head of the projects of important international exhibitions and initiator of the infrastructure project of the digital internet platform, Monuments of Central-Eastern Europe.
From 2001 Jiří Fajt worked as a visiting professor at the Technical University Berlin where, in 2009, he habilitated with a publication, Der Nürnberger Maler Sebald Weinschröter im Netzwerk von Kaiserhof und Patriziat (1349–1365/70). In addition, he lectured at Humboldt University in Berlin and at Charles University in Prague. In 2012 he also habilitated at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, presenting his publication Der lange Schatten Karls IV. Zur Rezeption der luxemburgischen Herrschaftsrepräsentation im Heiligen Römischen Reich.