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5. National Gallery

The National Gallery in Prague (Czech: Národní galerie v Praze) is a state-owned art gallery in Prague.  It is housed in different locations within the city, the largest being the Veletržní Palác.  Its history dates back to the 18th century, when a group of prominent representatives of Bohemia's patriotic aristocracy and enlightened middle-class intellectuals decided to elevate what they called "debased artistic taste" of the local population.  The gallery is broken down in the following structure and locations:

Collection of Old Masters:

Sternberg Palace

St Agnes' Convent

Schwarzenberg palace

Collection of 19th Century Art:

St George's Convent

Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art:

Veletržní Palace

House at the Black Madonna

Collection of Oriental Art:

Kinský palace