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Exhibitions - September 2019

What Is Hidden under the Floor. Archaeological Research of the Klementinum
September 12 – November 10, 2019

Invitation - Opening ceremonyPhotogallery

For the first time, the archaeologists present results of many years of their research in the Klementinum area to the wide public. Their new findings enhance our knowledge about the earliest history of the Old Town of Prague. The exhibition features, among other, the reconstructed original appearance of the oldest Dominican Convent of St. Clement, considered completely lost in construction of the Baroque Jesuit college, as well as the medieval buildings in its surroundings, including so far unknown Romanesque constructions and the oldest burial sites. Displayed are also the most important medieval artifacts discovered in this area between 1997 and 2017. The exhibition is organised by the National Library of the CR in association with the National Heritage Institute.

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.


100 Years of the First Public Libraries Act
July 22 – October 12, 2019

Invitation - Photogallery

The exhibition 100 Years of the First Public Libraries Act commemorates an important milestone of modern Czechoslovak librarianship. It was the first law on libraries – The General Public Libraries Act No. 430/ Coll., of July 22nd 1919, and the following implementation document – The Order of the Government of the Czechoslovak Republic of November 5th 1919.
Individual panels of the display show the importance of the legislative documents for establishing a unique network of local libraries in Czechoslovakia and its practical impact. The exhibition also features several eminent personalities, who either contributed to the preparation and development of concrete concepts, leading to the wording of the Act, or were authors of some parts of the text. It illustrates its implementing on the territory of former Czechoslovakia, focuses on minority libraries and also on “education of both readers and librarians.“ Display showcases present examples of contemporary literature from the collections of the Library of Library Science Literature, Librarianship Institute of the NL of the CR.

Ground floor (gate A),
Monday to Saturday: 9 am-7 pm
except for Bank Holidays and Summer Closures
Admission fee 10 CZK (free for the NL readers)


Ad mandatum domini regis: from the Royal Office and Library of Wenceslas IV
September 24 – November 16, 2019

Invitation

The exhibition commemorating the 600th death anniversary of Roman and Czech King Wenceslas IV presents, among other, a selection of facsimile documents, seals, and manuscritps connected with the personality of Wenceslas IV. The exhibition will be on display at two venues, in the National Archives of the CR (Milady Horákové 5/133, Praha 6) from September 3 to September 20, where it will be inaugurated with the lecture by Renáta Modráková and Jan Vojtíšek (on September 3, at 2 pm). From September 24 through November 16, it will be on display in the National Library of the CR (Klementinum 190/5, Praha 1). Then, it will move back to the National Archives of the CR to be open there from November 19 to December 20, 2019.
It has been organised by the National Archives of the CR in association with the NL Manuscripts and Rare Printed Books Department.

Ground floor (gate A)
Monday to Saturday: 9 am-7 pm except for Bank Holidays and Summer Closures
Admission fee 10 CZK (free for the NL readers)


Unique Original Manuscripts from the Times of Wenceslas IV on a Special Display in the Mirror Chapel
September 27 - 28, 2019

Invitation - Photogallery

In conjunction with „Ad mandatum domini regis: from the Royal Office and Library of Wenceslas IV“ there will be a special display of the original fourteenth-century manuscripts from the NL collections, They will be on display from Friday, September 27, to Saturday, September 28, in the Mirror Chapel of the Klementinum.

The Mirror Chapel, Klementinum
Fri and Sat, September 27 - 28: open 10 am – 6 pm



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

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Contacts

National Library of the CR
Exhibitions department
Klementinum 190
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420-221663332
exhibition@omega.nkp.cz