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Exhibitions - April 2014

The National Library is closed from Saturday, April 19 to Monday, April 21 (Easter).

Samizdat - a creative force of resistance
March 15 - April 18, 2014

Opening ceremony

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.
April 22 – June 21, 2014                

The Archive of Fine Arts, established thirty years ago as an activity of private Gallery H in Kostelec nad Černými lesy, is nowadays one of the largest collections of documents about contemporary, in particular Czech and Slovak fine art. To catalogue the collected documents, the Archive created its own information system abArt, freely accessible at The exhibition presents the activity of the Archive of Fine Arts, such as abArt databases, exhibitions, published titles, abArt projects From Bohemia to the World, or Polička/ Shelf, as well as attractive archival documents selected by type, e.g. catalogue, invitation card, song, photogaphy, New Year´s card, typographic collection, obituary, magazine, children´s book, illustration, transparency etc.

Exhibition corridor, groundfloor, Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm

Josef Truhlář and the Klementinum Library
February 14 - April 12, 2014

Opening ceremony

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


Apr 13, 2014
Opening hours and entrance fee

Exhibitions in the NL
Moday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm
Fee: 5,- CZK (free for registered users of the NL)

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


National Library of the CR
Exhibitions department
Klementinum 190
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420-221663332

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