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Exhibitions - July 2022

… Paper and Lead …
Printed music published in Prague in the 19th century
24 June - 31 July 2022

Poster - Publication

The display presents music publishing in Prague in the 19th century and its role in the then Prague music life. It features local publishers, engravers and lithographers, as well as the used printing techniques. Its name refers to the statement of Václav Jan Tomášek, one of the eminent Czech composers of the first half of the 19th century.The exhibition will take visitors through a century that is the most interesting and most dynamic period in terms of the almost six-hundred history of printed music.
Displayed are printed musical scores of compositions by both well-known composers and the unknown ones that were created by all printing techniques used at that period, many of them provided with unique graphic decoration.

The exhibition was prepared by the Music Department of the National Library of the CR on the occasion of the IAML Congress (The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres), organized in Prague from 24 July to 29 July, 2022 in the National Library of the CR and the Municipal Library of Prague.

The Klementinum Gallery
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission free

The Secret of Books
3 June – 3 September 2022


Presentation of results of professional research of manuscripts and printed books using special recording devices and light sources as well as X-rays. It is focused mainly on examples of image records of elements hidden in bookbinding or in the used book materials. It presents visualizations of information invisible to the naked eye.

The exhibition has been organized as the main result of NAKI II Project of the Ministry of Culture of the CR entitled Use of Imaging Techniques For the Study of Hidden Information In Bookbinding.

Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Mon - Sat 9 am - 7 pm (in the NL Opening Hours)
ATTENTION: closed from 25 July to 7 August, 2022
Admission to the exhibition for the NL registered users and those with a one-day Admission Ticket in the NL Opening Hours
NL readers entrance free

Jul 20, 2022
Opening hours and entrance fee

Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm (in the NL Opening Hours)
One-day Admission Ticket  10 CZK
NL readers free

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

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