In its foundation deed, the Slovak National Gallery (SNG) is defined
as the supreme and central gallery institution of Slovakia.
Its activities and the extent of its collections contribute to the fulfilment of this requirement in the spirit of the conceptions for the building and management of the SNG. The SNG can be understood as a gallery institution creating collections which fulfil the expectations of the expert and general public; its role is to develop as the national art historical institution and, at the same time, to collect, preserve and interpret works of art at home and abroad.
We would like to
present the Slovak National Gallery as an open institution built and
operating on fundamental museum standards, which are not only
maintained, but also renewed and advanced. A gallery should not only be
the source of significant curatorial initiatives and quality projects
and their presentations, but also the site of discussions and
platforms and eventually even the guarantor of artistic and creative
In practice, this means an ambitious and legible dramaturgy of
individual research, acquisition, exhibition and publication projects,
without narrowing their conceptual, thematic and stylistic dimension,
modifying the mission of the SNG or devaluing or inflating new, old,
domestic and international art.
Slovak National Gallery, besides its premises in Bratislava, consists of a network of four branch gallery facilities: Castle in Zvolen, Mansion of Strážky in Spišská Belá, Ľudovít Fulla Gallery in Ružomberok and Gallery of Naïve Art in Pezinok-Cajla.