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Exhibitions - May 2016

Books Discovered Once Again
March 31 - May 21, 2016

Photogallery - Invitation ceremony

The exhibition concludes a project of the same name and features history of reserve collections of the National Library of the CR. The books came in the NL´s possession after World War II, when a large number of books were secured on the Czechoslovak territory, some of them confiscated, others dispossessed. Originally they were kept at libraries of different unions, institutions, or private owners. Twelve thousand volumes were selected to be provided with basic evidence and description in order to make them accessible to both professionals and memory institutions. Simultaneously, the archival and historical research was conducted that included also legal problems. The display presents the often complicated and long story of these documents.

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

Admission 10 CZK (the NL readers free)

Mozart & Prague by Mark Podwal
April 14 - May 22, 2016

Invitation - Exhibition details - Invitation ceremony - Photogallery

To commemorate Mozart´s life anniversary, the National Library of the CR features a fragment of the work of American doctor and painter Mark Podwal. History and legends merge in his paintings that portray Prague´s admiration for Mozart.  The artworks are accompanied with unique archival documents from the collections of the Music Department of the National Library of the CR.

The Klementinum Gallery, entrance B2
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30 am – 6 pm
Admission free

Traditional Tibetan Books and Paintings

May 26 – July 9, 2016


The display features traditional Tibetan book culture and sacred paintings from the 1st half of the 20th century. Printed documents, thangkas, wooden printing blocks, and votive objects come from the private collections in Ladakh, Tibet, Mongolia and Nepal. Admission fee 10 CZK (free for the NL readers).

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

Admission 10 CZK (the NL readers free)

Opening hours and entrance fee

Exhibitions in the NL
Moday - 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