Beauty in Harness in Prague Riding School

This exhibition features luxurious carriages all kinds of sedan chairs and sleights from the 18th century until the 20th century. The exhibition is illustrating the technical and the artistic skills of this time, giving a chance to have a look in the life from this age by showing children’s toys, horse harnesses and livery worn by servants. It is provided by the Prague Castle Administration which is devoted to historic means of transportation from Bohemia, Silesia and Moravia.

Beauty in HarnessAmong all these exhibits there is President T.G. Masaryk’s coach and you can also find the golden carriage of the Olomouc church and the gun carriage which was used during the funeral of the Czech presidents and many other exhibits for those who love history.

The exhibition is divided into several parts, each of the parts have a theme. On the ground floor there is mostly coaches and sedan chairs. On the first floor there are mostly sleights and children’s toys.

Visitors can use the opportunity to be photographed in a period costume directly in the exhibition area, which costs 150CZK. The entrance fee is 150CZK but there is also a family ticket for 300CZK.

Enjoy the exhibition and if you have time left over, why not do a river cruise in Prague as well?

Gustav Klimt in the Modern Art Museum

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter who was born in 1862 and died in 1918 in Austria. He was one of the most outstanding members of the Vienna Secession movement. The Vienna Secession movement was founded in 1897 by a group of artist (painters, architects and sculptors) and the head of the organization was Gustav Klimt as the first president of the Secession.

Gustav Klimt National GalleryHis favourite subject was the female body and his work is marked by a frank eroticism. He painted pictures of women with a mysterious, dreamy expression but full with lust and energy for life. One of his most popular and famous artwork is the Lady with a Muff which was painted around 1916-17. In this painting we can see his interest in Asian art, he was inspired by the Japanese and Chinese art and this can be spotted in his other paintings such as The Polecat Fur which is really similar to picture the Lady with a Muff, the painting shows a woman who is wearing a fur coat and partly covering her face with it.

The paintings are shown to the public in Prague’s Modern Art Gallery from 27th of June until the end of 2014.

For more information and details about the museum and its opening hours check the official site, or in general we can tell you that the museum is open every day from 10.00-18.00, except from Mondays when it is closed. The basic entrance fee to this exhibition is 200 CZK.

Tim Burton exhibition in Prague

In the City Gallery of Prague there will be a Tim Burton exhibition on display from March 28th until August 3rd in 2014. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?

Tim Burton Praha

Tim Burton is the guy behind famous pieces such as Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Corpse Bride.  In this exhibition you can get a feeling of what his mind looks like, as you can get to see drawings, illustrations, costumes, dolls and other effects from his work desk and from his mind.

This exhibition had its premiere back in 2009 in New York, and has since then also been on display in Paris. Finally now it is coming to Prague, and you are of course welcome to check it out. And while in town, make sure to check out the most famous attractions in Prague such as the Charles Bridge, the Vitus Cathedral, and maybe you should use the opportunity to enjoy a river cruise or a beer dinner as well?

The exhibition will be available in the City Gallery of Prague, located near the Old Town Square. The exact address is: Staroměstské náměstí 13,
Praha 1.

Money exhibition in the National Museum

From November 2013 until July 15th in 2014 a very special and interesting exhibition will be on display in the National Museum in Prague. The title is simply: Money!

Money Prague

The exhibition will give an introduction to the history of currencies, to the usage of stocks and banks and it tries to give a picture of in what way money has influenced culture and art throughout the decades.

The main curators of this exhibition in the National Museum are Jan Lomíček and Vojtěch Poláček-

Dishes in the Monarchy exhibition at the National Museum

If you one of the lucky people, who can spend some days in the wonderful capital of Czech Republic, Prague, you would see lauds of fantastic buildings, attractions and exhibitions. Prague is one of the greatest cultural centers in Europe.

Tourists usually visit the National Museum here, what is the main museum institution in Czech Republic. The main building has the name, National Museum too. Here there are always fantastic permanent and temporary exhibitions.

The National Museum’s old building is closed now because its renovation, but the other buildings, for example the new building is opened and waiting for the visitors with lots of programs. At present there is an amazing exhibition series in the Historical part of the museum, which presents the habits, history and interesting historical data in Czech Republic during the period of Monarchy.

One of these exhibitions is the Dishes in the Monarchy, which has opened since 5 October 2012 and it will be opened until 28 July 2013. This exhibition presents the phenomenon of food – the preparation, processing and consumption of food and drink in the second half of the 19th century, focusing particularly on eating habits, table settings, dining room decorations, and cutlery – and of course a number of period recipes.

Do not miss this fantastic exhibition during a holiday in Prague. Know more about the history of Czech Republic and learn some good recipes from the Prague of Monarchy. Who knows, maybe you will find your new favorite! Have a great time!

Dishes in the Monarchy
October 5th, 2012 – July 28th, 2013
National Museum Prague

Life in the Monarchy exhibition at the National Museum in Prague

The capital of Czech Republic, the scenic Prague always welcomes the tourists with fantastic program opportunities. Those who visit here usually go to one or every exhibition in the National Museum in Prague.

Prague is recognized as one of the most outstanding cultural center in Europe, and the National Museum just grows this title. The National Museum is the principal museum institution in the Czech Republic. Do not be confused, the main building of the museum has the same name; National Museum. The old building is now under construction, but the others, for example the new building is opened now and it welcomes the visitors with fantastic exhibitions.

The present sensation in the museum is an exhibition series, which presents the Czech nation’s every day during the time of the Monarchy. If you are interested in history, on this exhibition you could learn more about the habits, fashion and society of the second half of the 19th century.

The exhibition is opened between 13 December 2012 and 9 June 2013 in the National Museum’s new building. A holiday in Prague couldn’t pass away without a wonderful journey to the Jewish district, the view of the beautiful buildings and of course some exhibition in the National Museum. You shouldn’t miss this interesting and in all respects instructive exhibition neither. Thanks for the exhibition you could know more about the habits of Czech nation during an exciting period, like the Monarchy. Have a great time!

Life in the Monarchy exhibition
Prague National Museum
December 13th, 2013 – June 9th, 2013

Sports in the Monarchy: Prague National Museum

In the capital of Czech Republic, the beautiful Prague everything is possible. Also to connect a cultural museum visit with a funny thing, like the sport.

The National Museum has very important function in Prague. This is the principal museum institution in the Czech Republic, and inter alia this is the reason that Prague is one of the most important cultural centers in whole Europe. The museum has more different parts, however the main building has the same name; National Museum. The museum complex’s one part is the National Memorial on the Vitkov Hill, which is in the Old Town of Prague. This gives the place to the best part of the National Museum’s Monarchy exhibition series, the Sport in the Monarchy exhibition, which presents the most typical movement culture in the second part of the 19th century.

The exhibition is opened between 7 September 2012 and 5 May 2013 on the Vitkov Hill. This means, you don’t have too much time, so if you planned a holiday in Prague this spring, start the organization, because this exhibition could make more unforgettable the rest in the Czech Republic. Get closer to the history, but not on the boring, dry way, but know more about an exciting part of history, the sport. What was the sport fashion on the second part of the 19th century? Who were the best athletes of the age? What was the most popular sport? You could have the answers and more at the Sport in the Monarchy exhibition!

Sport in the Monarchy exhibition
September 7th, 2012 – May 5th, 2013
National Museum PRague

A life in the 19th century

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is a wonderful city, as we know. It’s not just the capital, this is the biggest city in the country. The River Vltava separates the city, so it looks like the most beautiful cities in the world, like Budapest, London, Paris. Citizens call Prague the golden city. The reason of the name is in the era of Charles the IV. they covered the tower to the Castle of Prague with gold. The centre of the city is a member of UNESCO world heritage list since 1992.

There are several sightseeing experiences in Prague, but now let’s talk about one: the National Museum. This is the number one museum in the city. It was founded in 1818. The new neo renaissance stylish main building was built about the plans of Josef Schulz. The central “Panteon” building’s decorations was made between 1885 and 1890. The museum is at a dominant point of Wenceslas Square. The building’s front was damaged at the time of Spring of Prague, in 1968 because of the Soviet army’s shootings, and after that it was in danger because of the underground constructions in 1970. The whole building complex have never been reconstructed, so now it’s a little bit raunchy.

But why are we talking about the biggest museum of Prague? The answer is simple. The museum presents a wonderful exhibition-series to its visitors. The main topic is the lifestyle in the 19th century. One part of this is „The 19th century people in photos” exhibition. Photography, as a seemingly authentic depiction of reality, has been in existence for 185 years, which is a very short period of time in comparison with painting or graphics. Now we can see a person’s lifestyle between 1848 and 1918 in photos. There are photos about sport or cultural events, everyday moments or documentation of important events. Get to know an old age better.

The exhibition is available between 13 December 2012 and 9 June 2013 in the Prague’s National Museum’s new building.

Have a good time!

A life in the 19th century

Bandits in the Ethnographic Museum

Bandits – Heroes or Criminals?
Bandits – Heroes or Criminals?

The newest temporary exhibition currently on in the Ethnographic Museum in Prague is titled: Bandits – Heroes or Criminals? The question is whether the bandits really stole from the rich to give to the poor, or what did they really do? At this exhibition you can follow a real group of bandits and see their belongings, objects and what their life was like. The exhibition is supplemented with examples of later use of bandit imagery in naive and folklore art of the 20th century, and also remembers famous Czech robber Václav Babinský.

Bandits – Heroes or Criminals?
Ethnographic Museum
May 27th, 2011 – February 26th, 2012

Museums in Prague

Inventors and Inventions – National Museum

Inventors and Inventions
Inventors and Inventions

This exhibition introduces you also important inventors and discoverers, each of whom enjoyed a close link to the Czech lands. Become acquainted with the varied life and work of more than 20 inventors who left behind incredible works of Czech, European and global importance.

The cool thing about this exhibition is that you might find yourself surprised to see how many objects you see and use in your daily life in fact has an origin in the Czech Republic. Check it out in the National Museum and be amazed!

Inventors and Inventions
National Museum
September 29th, 2011 – April 30th, 2012

Prague Museums