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Exhibitions - January 2017

The Bulgarian Czechs
January 19 - February 25, 2017

Photogallery - Opening ceremony

A panel exhibition has been organised in association with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Cultural Institute. It documents fates of many Czechs, who left for just liberated Bulgaria in 1878 to help with its development and establishment. They were engaged in almost all spheres of industry, and public and cultural life as well. Up to the present, they have been closely related to the history of Bulgaria. Many of them adopted this country as their second homeland and stayed there for ever.  The display is focused on twenty best known Bulgarian Czechs. It was created as a project of the Bulgarian Press Agency  and the State Archives, Ivo Chadžimišev being its curator.

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

Admission 10 CZK (the NL readers free)

Josef Stepling – The Enlightened Jesuit
November 7, 2016 - January 14, 2017


The exhibition is organised on the occasion of the international conference „ The Klementinum and Jesuit Science“, held in the Klementinum on 9–10 November. It is dedicated to the life and work of the 18th century Czech pre-eminent personality of mathematics, physics and astronomy Joseph Stepling (1716–1778). The visitors will learn about his youth, early years of study, and following scientific activity and research. Special attention is given to the establishment of the Mathematical Museum and the Observatory as well as to the history of meteorological measurements and their recording in the Klementinum. The display also features original printed documents from the NL collections and copies of several autographs.

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

Admission 10 CZK (the NL readers free)

Bulgarian Collections and Bulgarian Research at the Slavonic Library
November 9, 2016 – January 14, 2017


The display commemorates the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian studies at the Philosophical Faculty, Charles University, Prague. It features the oldest titles of books, periodicals and works by Czech specialists in Bulgarian studies, as well as Czech translations of Bulgarian belles-lettres of the new milénium, showing thus the range and the quality of the Slavonic Library´s Bulgarian collections. Admission  CZK 10 (free for the NL registered readers).

General reading room foyer (gate A)
Monday to Saturday:  9 am – 7 pm
Admission  CZK 10 (free for the NL registered readers)

The Nativity Scenes in the Klementinum

November 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Opening ceremony - Photogallery

The traditional exhibition, organised in association with the Museum of Nativity Scenes in Karlštejn, features nativity scenes from the Baroque period up to the end of World war II. Displayed are wooden nativity scenes from most major regions of our country, as well as painted nativity scenes made of paper, and the unique historical ones made of sugar, wax, clay, plaster, duroline or period platic.  Visitors can join the Playful Workshops and create there figures of marzipan by designs or their own fantasy.

The Klementinum Gallery (gate B2)
DAILY: 9 am – 6 pm
Admission: adults CZK 50 / children, students and senior citizens CZK 30 / free: children up to 5 years, ZTP card holders and teachers accompanying a school group

Jan 24, 2017
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)
Tue-Sun 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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