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The antique mirror in teh shopwindow of Esterházy Palace.The antique mirror in teh shopwindow of Esterházy Palace. (Source: Jana Liptáková)

While walking in Bratislava’s old town, people may spot an antique mirror exhibited in the shopwindow of the Esterházy Palace on Štúrovo Square. The Slovak National Gallery has been using this space to present artworks from its collections prior to reopening its refurbished premises on December 11.

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Jana Švantnerová, curator of the Collections of Applied Arts and Design at the SNG, picked the mirror to be exhibited within the exhibition cycle, dubbed In the Shop Display.

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