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Exhibitions - January 2014

The Story of a Word, the Story of an Idea
January 15 - March 2, 2014

Although many of us have not read Josef Jungmann´s translation of Atala by Chateaubriand, or that of The Paradise Lost by Milton, they accompany us literary at every step. The aim of Jungmann´s efforts was to prove that the Czech language is equivalent to other world languages, which he demonstrated by translations of the works mentioned above. In his translations we  find Czech that significantly affected our present language and way of thinking. By the choice of language, Jungmann linked his life through centuries with Chateaubriand and Milton. All three were fighting for freedom, albeit at different times and forms but always through language. The display features the connection among the three authors and asks the visitor, how he himself feels influenced by them …. Is the book only a book, or is it an instrument that can change thinking of people?
The exhibition is organised by the National Library of the CR and the civic association Ontogenie Cultural Centre.

The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall (entrance from the Mariánské Square, Gate B2)
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30 am – 6 pm

Entrance fee: adults 50 CZK; seniors, students, groups over 10 persons 40 CZK, children 6-16 years 20 CZK; children up to 6 years free.  

Under the Vault of the Mathematical Hall / 90 Years of Work of the Music Department of the National Library of the CR
November 21, 2013 – January 31, 2014

The exhibition commemorates the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the National Library´s Music Department, which has its reading room located at the Old Mathematical Hall of the Klementinum. The display presents the work of the department as a music library, and its methodical and educational activities from the beginnings up to the present. Featured are also items from its varied music collections.

Exhibition corridor, groundfloor, Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm

Czech Church Slavonic Literature – The Heritage of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Bohemia
November 11, 2013 – January 31, 2014

The display features the second period of the work of Saints Cyril and Mathodius in the Czech environment of the 10th and 11th centuries, that is less known to the wide public. Presented are samples od manuscripts and other documents from the collections of the Slavonic Institute, the Academy of Sciences of the CR, which organises the exhibition in association with the National Library of the CR.

Foyer of the General Reading Room, Ground floor, Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm

Opening hours and entrance fee

Exhibitions in the NL
Moday - Saturday 9 am - 7 pm
Fee: 5,- CZK (free for registered users of the NL)

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