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Exhibitions - November 2019

The Heavenly Ladder. The Late Medieval Prayer Books from the Collections of the National Library of the CR
October 23, 2019 - January 7, 2020

Invitation - Photogallery

The visually attractive exhibition of richly illuminated prayer books intends to document the process of their production from the manuscript to the printed book as a new medium

Ground floor (gate A)
Monday to Saturday: 9 am-7 pm except for Bank Holidays and Summer Closures
Admission fee 10 CZK (free for the NL readers)


Original Prayer Books on a Special Display in the Mirror Chapel
November 22 - 23, 2019

A special two-day display features seven manuscripts and one printed book, mentioned in the exhibition The Heavenly Ladder. The Late Medieval Prayer Books from the Collections of the National Library of the CR. The originals will be on display in the Mirror Chapel of the Klementinum from Firday, November 22, to Saturday, November 23.

The Mirror Chapel, Klementinum, open 10 am – 6 pm
Admission free


What Is Hidden under the Floor. Archaeological Research of the Klementinum
September 12 – November 10, 2019

Invitation - Opening ceremonyPhotogallery

For the first time, the archaeologists present results of many years of their research in the Klementinum area to the wide public. Their new findings enhance our knowledge about the earliest history of the Old Town of Prague. The exhibition features, among other, the reconstructed original appearance of the oldest Dominican Convent of St. Clement, considered completely lost in construction of the Baroque Jesuit college, as well as the medieval buildings in its surroundings, including so far unknown Romanesque constructions and the oldest burial sites. Displayed are also the most important medieval artifacts discovered in this area between 1997 and 2017. The exhibition is organised by the National Library of the CR in association with the National Heritage Institute.

The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall (entrance from the Mariánské Square, Gate B2)
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.30 am – 6 pm

Admission: adults CZK 50; senior citizens and students CZK 40; group of 10+ persons CZK 40 per 1 person; children 6-15 years CZK 20; children under 6 years free.


Ad mandatum domini regis: from the Royal Office and Library of Wenceslas IV
September 24 – November 16, 2019

Invitation

The exhibition commemorating the 600th death anniversary of Roman and Czech King Wenceslas IV presents, among other, a selection of facsimile documents, seals, and manuscritps connected with the personality of Wenceslas IV. The exhibition will be on display at two venues, in the National Archives of the CR (Milady Horákové 5/133, Praha 6) from September 3 to September 20, where it will be inaugurated with the lecture by Renáta Modráková and Jan Vojtíšek (on September 3, at 2 pm). From September 24 through November 16, it will be on display in the National Library of the CR (Klementinum 190/5, Praha 1). Then, it will move back to the National Archives of the CR to be open there from November 19 to December 20, 2019.
It has been organised by the National Archives of the CR in association with the NL Manuscripts and Rare Printed Books Department.

Ground floor (gate A)
Monday to Saturday: 9 am-7 pm except for Bank Holidays and Summer Closures
Admission fee 10 CZK (free for the NL readers)


The Last Thirty Years of Emancipation 3/3

November 26 – December 1, 2019

The exhibition of more than thirty authors is part of the three-month project AVU220 that commemorates the 220th anniversry of the establishment of the Academy of Visual Arts in Prague and the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. It is symbolically organised in the Klementinum, where the Academy was housed from its establishment in 1799, as the first art school in Bohemia. More about the project at www.avu220.cz.

The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall (entrance from the Mariánské Square, Gate B2)
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.30 am – 6 pm except for
Bank Holidays and Summer Closures
Admission free


Arnošt Paderlík 100 Years
November 27, 2019 – January 25, 2020

Invitation

The exhibition commemorates the 100th birth anniversary of an outstanding personality of post-war culture and a versatile artist. Apart from painting and drawing he was also engaged in sculpture, ceramics, graphic art, illustration and occasionally also in scenography. The display in the National Library features mainly the field of book illustration, for which he was awarded many times both in our country and abroad (for instance the Gold Medal at the Book Fair in Leipzig in 1965 for illustrations of The Song of Solomon also called Song of Songs, and the Silver Medal at the Biennial in São Paulo). Exhibited originals and reproductions of his works are on loan from the Gallery of Visual Arts in Havlíčkův Brod, displayed are also books from the NL collections.

Ground floor (gate A)
Monday to Saturday: 9 am-7 pm except for Bank Holidays and Summer Closures
Admission fee 10 CZK (free for the NL readers)



Nov 11, 2019
Opening hours and entrance fee

Exhibitions in the NL
Monday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm
Admission 10 CZK, the NL readers free

The Klementinum Gallery - Exhibition Hall
(entrance from Marianské Sq., entrance B2)
Tuesday - Sunday 10.30 am - 6 pm
Fee: mentioned by the exhibitions

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Contacts

National Library of the CR
Exhibitions department
Klementinum 190
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420-221663332
exhibition@omega.nkp.cz

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