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Normalizační rovnice historika umění. Trestní kauza Jaromíra Neumanna z let 1985–1988

Title in English Normalization Period Equation of the Art Historian. The Criminal Case of Jaromír Neumann between 1985 and 1988


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Soudobé dějiny
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

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Keywords Jaromír Neumann (1924-2001); National gallery in Prague; Institute of Theory and History of Art of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences; art history; normalization; State security service
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Description The study for the first time, on the basis of rich documentary material in its entirety, clarifies the criminal case of the distinguished Czech art historian Professor Jaromír Neumann (1924–2001), who in the second half of the 1980s hit academic circles in Czechoslovakia and stirred up various speculations in the public. In general, the study not only reflects one remarkable fate and professional fall on the background of the late Czechoslovak “normalization”, but also touches on issues of professional and ethical boundaries of scientific work, which remain irritatingly up to date despite the changes in socio-political climate.