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Exhibitions - May 2018

The Lobkowicz Map Collection

April 27 – June 17, 2018

Invitation - Opening ceremony - Photogallery

The exhibition features the selection of old maps, plans and geographical atlases from the collection of the Hořín-Mělník branch of the Lobkowicz family. This collection, including cartographic manuscripts and prints from the period 1579-1880, was purchased by the Czechoslovak state in 1928 together with the Prague Lobkowicz Library. Now they are kept in the collections of the Manuscript and Early Printed Books Department, National Library of the CR.
Displayed are some of the oldest cartographic colour copper engravings, early lithographies, or first language maps and probably the oldest printed railway map on the territory of Habsburg monarchy. Displayed are also manuscript maps of the Lobkowicz estates, made in collaboration with significant cartographers of the 19th century, and also maps connected with the life and work of the Lobkowicz family abroad.

The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall (entrance from the Mariánské Square, Gate B2)
Tue - Sun: 10.30 am – 6 pm
Entrance fee: adults 50 Kč, senior citizens and students 40 Kč; group of 10 + persons 40 Kč/person; children 6-15 years 20 Kč, children under 6 years free; school teacher free with a group of students.

Image and Word – Photographs of GM10 Group
with Poetry of Zdeněk Jirásek

May 15 – June 28, 2018

Invitation - Photogallery

A display of selected works by photographers Petr Beran, Oldřich Bubák, Miloš Fic, Marcel Fujcik, Miroslav Hoza, Milan Křiček, Petr Moško and Jiří Tiller, accompanied by poems of Zdeněk Jirásek.

Exhibition corridor, ground floor (gate A)
Monday to Saturday:  9 am – 7 pm
Admission 10 CZK (free for the NL registered readers)

The Books Are Difficult To Display VIII – Oldřich Hlavsa

May 17 – June 30, 2018


Oldřich Hlavsa, a typographer and distinguished personality of Czech book design of the 20th c. In his work, he used fonts as part of the illustrations, he liked experimenting with formats as well as classic fonts in new contexts. Unforgettable is the typographic design of many volumes and editions (Klub přátel poezie, Slunovrat, Bohemia), or  magazines (Plamen, Typografia).

Exhibition corridor, ground floor (gate A)
Monday to Saturday:  9 am – 7 pm
Admission 10 CZK (free for the NL registered readers)

May 22, 2018
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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