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Exhibitions - December 2014

Nativity Scenes at the Klementinum

November 28, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Opening ceremony - Photogallery

The exhibition features the best of the collection of the Museum betlémů v Karlštejně (Nativity Scene Museum at Karlštejn). Exhibits include historical wooden hand carved Nativity scenes from the baroque period up to the end of World War II as well as Nativity sets made of less typical materials, such as sugar, glass, gingerbread etc. Visitors can also attend weekend creative workshops, where they can make candles of beeswax and decorate Christmas glass decorations.

The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall (entrance from the Mariánské Square, Gate B2)
Daily: 9 am – 6 pm
Special entrance fee: adults 50 Kč, senior citizens and students 30 Kč; group of 10 + persons 30 Kč/person; children 6-15 years 20 Kč, children under 6 years free; school teacher free with a group of students.

Books are Difficult to Display: Libor Fára (1925-1988)
November 6, 2014 – January 17, 2015


An open cycle of exhibitions called Knihy se těžko vystavují (Books are Difficult to Display) highlights the work of leading designers and typographers mainly of the period after World War II.  The project is organised by the Elpida Society and the Archive of Fine Arts that provided most of the exhibits. This exposition is dedicated to Libor Fára, a painter, sculptor, stage designer etc. An important part of his work is represented by book design, characteristic of significant but simply functional typography, an extraordinary feeling for  photography and reproduction, economically minimalist work with colours, and geometry The display features not only Fára´s book design but also several of his exceptional posters.

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


Dec 02, 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)
Daily 9 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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