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Exhibitions - September 2018

The Sisters of Mercy of St. Borromeo – 180th Anniversary of the Borromeans Sisters´ Arrival in the Czech Lands
September 21 –October 28, 2018

An exhibition, commemorating the anniversay of the arrival of the Borromean Sisters from France in the Czech lands, brings closer their work, which is dedicated to the care for the sick, orphans, and dying, i.e. all in need. It features the development of the Congregation of St. Charles of Borromeo. Displayed are unique exhibits related to the history of the Congregation and its present activities.

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.

Josef Bohuslav Foerster
September 6 – October 24, 2018


The National Library of the CR in association with the J. B. Foerster Society have organised an exhibition dedicated to J. B. Foerster, an eminent personality of Czech music. In fourteen sections, the display features composer´s life and work as well as his pedagogical influence, activities abroad, private life and social contacts. Exhibited are also music sheets and a selection of Foerster´s rich correspondence, all from the collections of the NL Music Department.
The exhibition is held to commemorate both the importance of J. B. Foerster for social and cultural life in the newly established Czechoslovak Republic and the forthcoming jubilees of 2019 (the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the J. B. Foerster Society, the 160th birthday anniversary of J. B. Foerster, and the 150th birthday anniversay of opera singer Berta Foersterová-Lautererová. The exhibition is organised on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Czech National IAML Group in Prague.

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

Autumn Kyoto
September 13 – November , 2018

A selection of photographs by David Paroulek from his repeated journeys to the Land of the Rising Sun. Japanese culture and traditions are an exhaustible source of inspiration for him. The exhibition tries to capture the atmosphere of traditional Kyoto with its dreamy, sometimes melancholic and mysterious face.

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

Festival m3 / Art in Space

June 8 - September 30, 2018

Hynek Alt: Untitled (Tower Clock), 2018

A silently ticking clock seems to define clearly the space without giving a possibility for making error, unless you begin to question what is given.
Synchronization of time is something that we usually take for granted. Our beloved technologies themselves independently switch from standard to summer time, or from our home zone time to the current time abroad and we don´t notice it until the moment when the battery in our wristwatch (mostly worn as a fashion accessory) is gone and we are reminded for a moment of the artificiality and omnipresence of this system.
Hynek Alt exploits the potential hidden in minor disorders, shifts and deviations arising from technical imperfections – which represent a nuisance in the society enslaved by the demand for ever growing productivity through the optimization of activities; these imperfections, however, may become a key to the freedom.
The transfer of the real Klementinum tower clock not only on the ground floor corridor, leading to the General Reading Room but also into the 3D render generated in the real time, means that the concept of time synchronization is questioned as a social construct which defines our balance between life and work. Its uselessness and fragility are further emphasized by a momentous,ever-renewed image.

Klementinum, vestibule – gate A (entrance to the NL reading rooms)
Mariánské nám. 5, Staré Město
Open: Mon–Sat, 9 am – 7 pm
50°05'13.2"N 14°24'59.6"E

Sep 19, 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)
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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