East Slovak Gallery

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The East Slovak Gallery

The East(ern) Slovak Gallery (Slovak: Východoslovenská galéria) in Košice was founded in 1951 as the first regional gallery in Slovakia.

The Baroque-Classical palace-type building was erected in 1779 for the needs of the Abov comitatus council. The building continued to serve as a comitatus hall until 1928. For several weeks starting in April 1945, it was used by the government of Czechoslovakia, temporarily resident in Košice at that time. On April 5, 1945 the first post-war political programme was announced in the ceremonial session chamber, known as the Košice Government Programme. In the years 1973–1975 the building was reconstructed and converted into a museum.

Coordinates: 48°43′11″N 21°15′32″E / 48.71972°N 21.25889°E / 48.71972; 21.25889