The Other World exhibition

The Other WorldThe exhibition The Other World will be held at the Ethnographic Museum in the capital of Czech Republic in Prague. The exhibition is focused on the subject death and dying, quite similar to the exhibition about Godmother Death in the Czech Museum of Music.

It is a really common and popular topic among the different kind of artists and it can be found in every culture and religion. Death is part of the human life and the life itself and it can be discovered in the every day life of the world. The exhibition will show the theme death in a new way and it displays a wide range of collection of this subject. The exhibition shows the death in the folk culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. At the exhibition visitors will have the chance to have a closer look on this subject and the related habits as well such as the funerals, the last way to the grave and the last final sleep.

The related objects and habits of the death are presented at the exhibition and visitors can discover the coffins, masks, crosses, candles, prayer books, holy pictures and so on. The other topic of the exhibition is the magical and protective devices against death and illness which was used also as a way of saying thank you for the saved souls. The exhibition will take place in Prague at the Ethnographic Museum. The exhibition will be shown from 24th July 2014 until 12th July 2015.

For more information on the exhibition and museum check the official site.

Life in the Czech Countryside: Exhibition

Czech CountrysideThis exhibition shows the every day life in the Czech countryside at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition “Life in the Czech Countryside” presents the beautiful landscapes, the Bohemian fields and groves to the visitors.

The exhibition will take the visitors into a real rural house where you can experience the life back in that period of time. Visitors will have the chance to have a closer look on the households of the 19th and 20th century and to see the activities that took place in that period. At the exhibition there will be shown different types of tools, stationary artefacts, interactive models and games to every visitors.

The exhibition’s main goal is to show the country life of the Czech Republic as you have never had the chance to see it before. The exhibition is trying to bring closer to the every day life at the country side to the audience and to show it in a new perspective. At the exhibition has a separate part for the natural surroundings such as the Czech farms and the Moravian and Silesian countryside. The exhibition will take place at the Ethnographical Museum in Prague. The exhibition will be shown from 1st March 2014 until 3rd of April 2016.

For more information on the exhibition check the official site.

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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

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