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Exhibitions - July/August 2023

Czech Literature in Translations 1989 - 2020
7. 8. - 30. 9. 2023


The panel exhibition brings the insight into the current situation of the Czech language in the field of world literature. It reflects the past and the present of translating, maps interesting trends in publishing Czech literature abroad and features the most often translated Czech authors.

Klementinum, first floor (gate A)
Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm (in the NL Opening Hours)
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

The Imprint of Civilization
Ancient Books from the Collections of the National Central Library, Taiwan
June 1 - August 31, 2023

Poster - Catalogue of the exhibitionOpening ceremony

The collections of the National Central Library, Taiwan represent the rich and diverse scope of cultural and artistic heritage of the Southeast Asia region and serve as the source of the earliest knowledge of mankind. The unique exhibition, organized by the National Library of the CR in association with the National Central Library, Taiwan, features in detail the invention and history of the alphabet, paper, and printing, which are the fundamental milestones of the development of human civilization. Paper, in particular, has played a pivotal role in the development of books and the spread of knowledge from Antiquity to the Modern Era. The exhibition focuses on writing and printing in five thematic sections: “Do the Write Things,” “Highlights of the NCL’s Collections,” “The Encounter of East and West,” “Chasing Czech Traces in the Past,” and “Formosa and the Imprint of Civilization.” We are honored to share the fascinating history of books in ancient China and illustrate the crucial role that books have played in the history of human civilization. Through this exhibition, we hope to promote mutual understanding and appreciation between the people of the Czech Republic and Taiwan.

The exhibition is arranged in five thematic areas that give the visitors the opportunity to discover a great number of documents from the collections of both libraries as well as the historical context of establishing relations between both regions and contemporary reflection of their cultures with the aim to promote mutual understanding between the Czech Republic and Taiwan.

June 1, 2023, 5 pm Conference hall of the NL (1st floor)
Lecture by Michaela Pejčová (in English)
Collecting Chinese Art in Central Europe: From the Time of Rudolph II to the 21st Century. Video >>

Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm (in the NL Opening Hours)
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

Czech High Gothic in Models
August 29 - October 8, 2023

Presented are 20 physical models of buildings from the High Gothic period at a scale of 1:100, created by students and pedagogues of the Architecture and Civil Engineering Programme of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical College, Prague. Display panels provide further information and photos of the present state of some of the locations and buildings. Worth mentioning is e. g. a model of the Klementinum, or the Cistercian monastery and the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady in Zbraslav; the latter was supposed to be a burial ground of the ancient royal family of Přemyslids. The display also features a new model of Lauf Castle, built by Charles IV as a fortress to guard the Imperial trade route between Prague and Nuremberg. More here >>

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

Aug 11, 2023
Opening hours and entrance fee

Klementinum, ground floor and 1st floor (gate A)
Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm (in the NL Opening Hours)
One-day Admission Ticket  20 CZK
NL readers free

Klementinum Gallery (gate B)
Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Admission free

Coming soon...

September 2023


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

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