Jiří Fajt is an art historian and current General Director of the National Gallery in Prague. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague and from Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. He specializes in medieval art, and has authored numerous publications, as well as edited several anthologies and exhibition catalogues. From 1998 to 2001 he was the director of the Center of Medieval Arts at the National
Gallery in Prague and later a visiting professor at Technical University in Berlin.