The Kralice Bible 1613-2013
The exhibition, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the last edition of the Kralice Bible before the Battle of White Mountain, is the most comprehensive exhibition on this subject so far, presenting the latest scientific research. It provides information about the history of the Kralice Bible translation from its beginning to the present and explains why the Kralice Bible became one of the jewels of Czech national culture. The exhibits from the holdings of the National Library of the CR and other significant collections feature earlier Czech biblical translations, original prints of the Kralice Bible and its foreign-language sources as well as some period documents not yet presented to the public. Displayed are also original printing letters found in the fortified manor of Kralice nad Oslavou, unique proofreading proofs of parts of the Unity of Brethren´s Hymn Book,or early printed books whose meaning remained hidden until recently, including the copies once owned by eminent figures of the time, e.g. printed books in leather bindings from the library collections of the Moravian Žerotín Family or the Lords of Waldstein.
September 12 – November 3, 2013, 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.