Exhibitions - March 2014
Samizdat - a creative force of resistance
March 15 - April 18, 2014
The exhibition presents samizdat as a social phenomenon embedded in contexts of the 1970s and 1980s. Visitors have the opportunity to become acquainted with the most important samizdat editions and writers, with different ways of recording techniques and reproduction of works, and also with persecutions when the illegal production and distribution of banned literature was unveiled.
Organised by the National Library of the CR in association with Libri prohibiti, Library of Samizdat and Exile Literature.
The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall (entrance from the Mariánské Square, Gate B2)
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30 am – 6 pm
Entrance fee: adults 50 CZK; seniors, students, groups over 10 persons 40 CZK, children 6-16 years 20 CZK; children up to 6 years free.
Josef Truhlář and the Klementinum Library
February 14 - April 12, 2014
In February 2014 the National Library of the CR commemorates the 100th anniversary of death of Josef Truhlář, an outstanding literary historian, editor and curator of the Imperial and Royal Public and University Library. This eminent specialist and scholar went down in history of Czech literature and codicology with his works on Czech Humanism and his reports about Czech and Latin literary manuscripts and their editions. Apart from that he later significantly intervened in a dispute over the fake Manuscripts (Královédvorský and Zelenohorský Mss.) on the side of their opponents. He issued many essays on manuscripts in connection with his cataloguing the manuscript holding of the today´s National Library of the CR. His work resulted in publishing the monumental catalogues of Latin and Czech manuscripts between 1905 and 1906. The exhibition is intended both for the specialists and the wide public, very interesting are for example records about the history of library collections and their location in the Klementinum.
Exhibition corridor, groundfloor, Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
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