Music and Politics: Exhibition

Music and PoliticsThis exhibition will present the connection between music and politics in the life of the Czech Republic.

The museum has a wide selection of audio, audio visual recordings and several artifacts from the revolution in the Czech Republic which was in 1848 to the present days. The Music and Politics exhibition will show the influence music and audio had on the political life. At the exhibition visitors will have the chance to have a closer look on the history of the Czech Republic and the Music and Politics exhibition will show the links between music and the politics how music was one of the forms of protest and how it was a weapon to the political power at the same time. The exhibition will show the visitors the relationship between music, the revolution, politics and the war. It will reveal the role of music and the celebrities in the political campaigns as well and at the exhibition visitors will have also the chance to discover more on the role of music how it was at the service of the political propaganda. The Music and Politics exhibition will take place at the National Memorial on Viktov Hill in Prague. The exhibition will be shown from 15th May 2014 until 29th March 2015.

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Red Museums – National Memorial

Red Museums
Red Museums

During Communism everything needed to be done the way your leaders told you. In what way did Communism influence the museums? This exhibition takes you back in time and shows you and introduces you to life during Communism, from a bit different perspective.

Official description of the exhibition:
The Red Museums (“Rudá muzea” in Czech) exhibition shows the general development in the museums and their transformation under the communist dictatorship. It captures development of traditional and ideological museums, halls of revolutionary traditions or expositions of native houses and memorial halls. It also focuses on acquiring activities of the museums – such as documentation of building of socialism or revolutionary transformation of the rural areas.

The “Red Museums” exhibition deals with symbols, language and rituals, that were typical for that period – not just in the museums. Their use in particular exhibition projects demonstrates interpretation of the Hussite movement, the Great October Socialist Revolution, Munich, the Slovak National Uprising, and the “Victorious” February. All the topics are accompanied by collected exhibits of the Czech museums collected prior to 1989.

Red Museums
National Memorial
December 8, 2011 – April 3rd, 2012

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