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Exhibitions - June 2021

Since October 22, 2020, cultural events in the NL, Mirror Chapel of the Klementinum, the Klementinum Gallery and regular guided tours for tourists in historical premises have been cancelled. Thank you for understanding.

The exhibitions are POSTPONED until further notice due to covid-19.


A Collection of University Dispute Theses in the National Library of the CR. UNESCO Memory of the World

Online presentationPhotogallery

Ten years ago, on 25 May 2011, the Prague collection of 526 prints of university dispute theses kept in the National Library of the CR was included in the UNESCO´s Memory of the World Register.

The Prague NL´s series of 526 prints of university dispute theses is the largest collection of this kind in the world. All its items are related to the one and only institution: the Faculty of Arts of Prague University. Up to the present, the collection has been preserved in the place of its origin, i.e. in the Klementinum, a historical building of the former Prague Jesuit College, where is now headquartered the National Library of the CR. The collection originated between 1637 and 1754, covering the height of use of universities dispute theses at universities. Thanks to its span, the collection maps a gradual change of form of printed dispute theses almost without interruption, being thus considered a certain chronicle of Baroque iconography. This series of immense cultural-historical and artistic-historical value is an important source of knowledge of the content of philosophical studies at universities, closely related to the Jesuit Order. It also enables to extend our idea of period university ceremonies.

The collection 526 prints of university dispute theses belongs to the most precious series kept in the National Library of the CR. At the time of its inclusion on the UNESCO´s Memory of the World list, it became the third documentary heritage item from the Czech Republic, all three being kept in the National Library of the CR.


The Memories and Dreams of the Tropic of Cancer
1 June -15 September, 2021

Poster

A panel exhibition on the ground floor of the Klementinum maps modern Taiwan literature from the Japanese colonial period to the present. In the context of modern world literature, the authors and texts focus on the psychology of characters and the collective memory of the island. They change perspectives of its inhabitants and through fragments they build a whole atmosphere of memories shared across generations.
The display presents the work of Taiwanese authors hitherto unknown in our country and, at the same time, it builds on previous translations of Taiwanese literature, published in the Czech Republic after 2000. It also points to the traces left by the Czech Republic in the works of Taiwanese writers, its genius loci and the work of local authors. It thus offers a dialogue between two countries and the connection of literary worlds across continents.
The exhibition was prepared by the National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Tchaj-nan, in association with Mi:Lù Publishing and in cooperation with the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation International Sinological Center at Charles University.
The publication „The Memories and Dreams of the Tropic of Cancer“ is published on the occasion of the exhibition (Taiwanese authors of texts are: Tchung Wej-ke, Lü Che-žuo, Syaman Rapongan, Walis Nokan, Jang Čao, Li Jü, Čchiou Miao-ťin, Luo I-ťün, Wu Ming-i, Chuang Čchung-kchaj), 448 pages.

Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Admission to the exhibition only with the NL reader card in the NL Opening Hours
NL readers entrance free


Bookbinding 2021
XVIIth Common Exhibition of Handicraft Bookbinding of the Members of the Association of Czech Bookbinders
25 June– 25 July, 2021

The exhibition that presents author´s works of bookbinding art has been organized regularly from 1997. It is organized as an accompanying event of the seminar of the Association of Czech Bookbinders. Displayed are current handmade bookbindings according to the own choice of the participating authors and one common title from free sheets. This year, the title is "JAN'S BREVIARY or Excerpts from the Ideas of the Teacher of Nations Jan Amos Komenský", which was selected and arranged by Radek Hanuš from the work " De rerum humanarum emendatione consultatio catholica".
A printed catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.

Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Admission to the exhibition only with the NL reader card in the NL Opening Hours
NL readers entrance free



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ATTENTION! Cultural events in the NL, Mirror Chapel of the Klementinum, the Klementinum Gallery and regular guided tours for tourists in historical premises have been cancelled.
The exhibitions are POSTPONED until further notice due to covid-19.

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Klementinum 190
110 00 Prague 1
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Telephone: +420-221663332
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