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Exhibitions - May 2024

Memo Map: The History of Holocaust in Prague
May 6 - 19, 2024

Sixteen panels present, how the space of Prague was reduced for those labeled as Jews, depending on the issueance of protectorate anti-Jewish regulations. Orders and regulations led to the creation of invisible barriers that prevented contact between Jewish and non-Jewish residents of Prague. The exhibition also serves as an introduction to the application MemoGIS.

Klementinum, Students´ courtyard
Mon - Sun 5 am - 10 pm
Entrance free


Cultural Activities of Women in the Middle Ages
Queens – Noblewomen – Burgher Women

May 17 – June 29, 2024

Poster

Compared to men, women during the Middle Ages had limited opportunities to influence political, economic and cultural life of the society. Despite of that their role in these fields was not unimportant. The exhibition features the range of activities by which noble and lowborn women influenced the society and acted as cultural agents in the broadest sense of the word: they participated in the creation of material and spiritual culture and at the same time used these means to fulfill their political role and strengthen their personal or family powerful position. The activities of women are presented in three thematic areas, women politicians, women founders, and women readers.

Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Mon - Sat 9 am - 7 pm
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


Why We Do Not Lend You All Books or
The Permanent Preservation of Modern Collections in the National Library
March 22 – May 31, 2024

Poster - Opening ceremony

The extensive National Library holdings include nowadays over 7.7 million volumes. Most of them are the modern library collections, i.e. documents published after 1800. Every year the collections grow by tens of thousands of various documents, we have to take care of in order to preserve them for the future generations. We will show you that the collections management is not only the delivery of books from stacks to the reading rooms or to the circulation desk in the Main Hall. You will have the opportunity to look behind the scenes and discover what happens to books after they „enter“ the National Library. Through the basic steps of managment you will get to activities that help us preserve books for the future. You will learn about protective materials or deacidification and other methods of protecting books. You may be surprized that one of the options for their protection is their digitization, thanks to which the documents are available in the digital library and we can view them online, for instance from the comfort of our home.

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


 

 


 

 

May 27, 2024
Opening hours and entrance fee

Klementinum, ground floor and 1st floor (gate A)
Mon - Sat 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

Contacts

National Library of the CR
Exhibitions department
Klementinum 190
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Phone: +420-221663332, +420-221663427
vystavnictvi@nkp.cz

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