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Head of the Slovak National Museum is leaving

One of the key cultural institutions in Slovakia, the Slovak National Museum (SNM), will see a change at the post of general manager. The incumbent head, Rastislav Púdelka, asked Culture Minister Marek Maďarič to release him from the position of statutory of the SNM for health reasons as of January 31.

One of the key cultural institutions in Slovakia, the Slovak National Museum (SNM), will see a change at the post of general manager. The incumbent head, Rastislav Púdelka, asked Culture Minister Marek Maďarič to release him from the position of statutory of the SNM for health reasons as of January 31.

“The culture minister accepted his decision and thanked for his four years of work at the helm of the museum,” the ministry informed the SITA newswire. Details of the upcoming tender for the new SNM head have not been published as yet.

Púdelka has led the SNM since February 1, 2010. Before, he led one of the SNM branches – the Museum of Slovak National Councils in Myjava. He won the tender for the general manager of SNM in which four contestants participated after previous SNM head, Peter Maráky, was recalled by then (and also current) Culture Minister Marek Maďarič on August 24. Both the NM and the ministry refused to comment on the reasons for Maráky’s dismissal.

(Source: SITA)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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