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Exhibitions - March 2019

European Heritage
January 23 - April 13, 2019

The exhibition of photographs of 38 important European locations, which since 2013 have obtained the European Heritage Label. This label is given to monuments that played an important role in history, culture and development of the European Union.
Visitors can travel in time through different European countries, from archeological sites to architecture, from medieval castles to folklore traditions and fine arts. In one place, it is possible to visit Cluny Abbey in France, the Archives of the Crown of Aragon in Spain, or the famous Gdańsk Shipyard in Poland. The exhibition intends to point out common memory and identity of Europe and to commemorate sites that symbolize important ideas and values. From 2015, the Olomouc Premyslid Castle and Archdiocesan Museum are the only Czech holders of the European Heritage Label.
The display is organised by the National Library of he CR in association with the National Heritage Institute, the latter being the national coordinator of the Label in the Czech Republic. The European Heritage Label is part of the European programme Creative Europe.

Ground floor – gate A
Open: Mon–Sat, 9 am – 7 pm
Admission CZK 10 (free for the NL registered readers)

Dušan Karpatský – Known And Unknown
Literary Historian, Concealed Translator, and Diligent Promoter of Czech-South Slav Recoprocity
February 1 – March 16, 2019

Opening ceremony - Photogallery

The exhibition unfolds the life and work of this exceptionally prolific author. It features not only his nearly 60-year long translating activities in the field of Slavonic languages, but also his own works dedicated to literary history, dictionaries and bibliographies published in print. Less known are his diggressions to the world of theatre and initiating and organizing civic activities to preserve the integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This story of his life reflects the fate of a whole generation to which belong for instance Václav Havel, Jiří Menzel, Jiří Gruša, Antonín Přidal, Jana Štroblová, Jan Zábrana, Jiří Pištora.
The display pays tribute to the craft of translation and to „people behind“, who devoted their lives to bringing different languages and cultures close together, to people who co-create something that often helped the Czech nation survive.

Ground floor – gate A
Open: Mon–Sat, 9 am – 7 pm
Admission CZK 10 (free for the NL registered readers)


100 Years of the Národ Lodge
Freemasonry Through the Eyes of Freemasons
March 30 – May 19, 2019

The exhibition, presenting the origins and history of Freemasonry in the Czech lands, features mainly the Národ Lodge that was founded about half a year after the establishment of Czechoslovakia. Freemasons themselves reveal the fortunes of the Národ Lodge and its personalities.

The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall (entrance from the Mariánské Square, Gate B2)
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.30 am – 6 pm
Admission: adults CZK 50; senior citizens and students CZK 40; group of 10+ persons CZK 40 per 1 person; children 6-15 years CZK 20; children under 6 years free.

Feb 18, 2020
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)
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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