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December 15, 2018
Forum Karlín

Forum Karlín

FORUM KARLÍN is a new modern multifunctional hall suitable for organizing congresses, gala dinners, culture and social events with a capacity up to 3000 pax. It is located in vicinity to the historical centre of Prague and excels with outstanding acoustics. Contacts Forum Karlín Pernerova 53 186 00 Praha 8 – Karlín +420 702 203 359 +420 722 041 529 Follow us on Facebook http://www.forumkarlin.cz sales@forumkarlin.cz Source: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/13/forum-karlin
December 15, 2018
Airship Gulliver

Airship Gulliver

A unique monumental architectural intervention, inspired by the elegant shapes of early twentieth-century airships, has appeared on the rooftop of one of the largest contemporary art spaces in the heart of Europe. The 42 m long steel and wood structure at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague has become a new permanent place for encounters between contemporary art and literature. Contacts Airship Gulliver Poupětova 1 170 00 Praha 7- Holešovice +420 295 568 123 http://doxprague.org info@doxprague.org Source: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/2765/airship-gulliver
December 15, 2018
National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum)

National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum)

The seat of the museum is monumental functionalist building near Letná Park. The museum was founded in 1908, and for over a hundred years it has built an extensive collection documenting the development of many technical fields, natural and exact sciences and industry. Unique collection items can be viewed in 14 permanent exhibitions as well as temporary exhibitions. Contacts National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum) Kostelní 42 170 00 Praha 7- Holešovice +420 220 399 111 +420 220 399 101 http://www.ntm.cz info@ntm.cz Object history Collections of the Emperor Rudolf II, who in addition to collecting art also collected various technical devices, some of which are exhibited here, can be considered an ancestor of today’s museum. The technical collections were also enriched by the Jesuits, who founded the Museum Mathematicum in 1722 and Vojta Náprstek, the founder of the Czech Industrial Museum […]
December 15, 2018
National Museum – National Memorial on Vítkov Hill (Národní muzeum – Národní památník na Vítkově)

National Museum – National Memorial on Vítkov Hill (Národní muzeum – Národní památník na Vítkově)

The memorial building on top of Vítkov Hill was built between the years 1928 and 1938 in honour of the Czechoslovak legionaries. The exhibition “The Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak Statehood” captures significant turning points in the history of the 20th century. The monument also features the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monumental equestrian statue of Jan Žižka, and a café with a panoramic view of the city. Contacts National Museum – National Memorial on Vítkov Hill (Národní muzeum – Národní památník na Vítkově) U Památníku 1900 130 00 Praha 3- Žižkov +420 224 497 600 +420 224 497 607 http://www.nm.cz oncd@nm.cz Object history A battle took place on the hill called Vitkov on 14 July 1420, in which the Hussite troops led by Jan Žižka defeated the army of crusaders. To commemorate this battle, the hill became known as Žižkov. The National Memorial built by the […]
December 15, 2018
National Museum – Jaroslav Ježek Memorial ( Památník Jaroslava Ježka)

National Museum – Jaroslav Ježek Memorial ( Památník Jaroslava Ježka)

The “Blue Room” in the Jaroslav Ježek apartment is the actual interior where the composer lived and worked. Here you’ll find his library, piano, printed sheet music works and objects from his estate. Jaroslav Ježek (1906–1942) laid the foundations for Czech modern jazz and dance music, but also composed classical music and music for Voskovec and Werich films.   Contacts National Museum – Jaroslav Ježek Memorial ( Památník Jaroslava Ježka) Kaprova 10 110 00 Praha 1- Staré Město +420 224 497 730 +420 224 497 739 http://www.nm.cz museum_musicale@nm.cz Object history Jaroslav Ježek Memorial – The Blue Room In 1989, a Monument of Jaroslav Ježek was opened for the public, a significant Czech composer and conductor. His flat and inheritance was kept by his mother Františka Ježková and sister Jarmila, in the way the composer left it. Museum of Czech Music first acquired […]
December 15, 2018
National Gallery Prague – Trade Fair Palace (Národní galerie Praha – Veletržní palác)

National Gallery Prague – Trade Fair Palace (Národní galerie Praha – Veletržní palác)

At the time of its construction (completed in 1928), this was the largest building of its kind in the world and the first Functionalist building in Prague. Today it serves the needs of the National Gallery. A unique collection of Czech and international modern and contemporary art, it includes some extremely valuable examples of French and European art, including important works by such illustrious names as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt and many more. Contacts National Gallery Prague – Trade Fair Palace (Národní galerie Praha – Veletržní palác) Dukelských hrdinů 47 170 00 Praha 7- Holešovice +420 224 301 122 http://www.ngprague.cz info@ngprague.cz Object history Trade Fair Palace After the first Prague Sample Fair Trade held in 1920, the idea of building a new exhibition ground originated because the old exhibition area was not sufficient anymore. As […]
December 15, 2018
Mánes Gallery

Mánes Gallery

The Mánes Exhibition Hall was built in 1930. It stands on concrete pillars over the branch of the Vltava flowing between the Masaryk Embankment and Slavonic Island. Thanks to its unique Functionalist design, visiting the Mánes Hall provides an opportunity not only to admire the perfection of the building, but also to experience the view of some of the beautiful nooks of Prague. Contacts Mánes Gallery Masarykovo nábřeží 1 110 00 Praha 1- Nové Město +420 224 932 938 http://www.galeriemanes.com/ Object history Mánes Mánes was originally founded in 1887 as a Society of Artists by students of the Academy of Fine Arts artists and Artistic and Industrial school. It became the real centre of the cultural and social life in Prague. It held regular exhibitions in Prague and other Czech and foreign cities. Mikoláš Aleš was elected its first mayor. In […]
December 15, 2018
Bílá labuť

Bílá labuť

One of the first department stores in the country, it was built in functionalist style in the 1930s. The main façade, reaching five storeys high, is more or less one gigantic window. It was the first building in Prague to have escalators installed. Bílá labuť has continuously been a department store since it opened.   Contacts Bílá labuť Na Poříčí 1068/23 111 29 Praha 1- Nové Město +420 222 320 227 http://www.bilalabut.cz/ info@transakta.cz Object history One of the first department stores in the Czech Republic was built in the functionalist style in late 1930s. The main five-floor facade is actually one huge window with an area of 30 x 18 m, for which 180 sheets of opaque heat and sound insulating glass were used. Internal layout and construction of facilities were ahead of its time. Bílá labuť (The White Swan) was […]
December 15, 2018
Barrandov Studio

Barrandov Studio

Barrandov Studio is one of the largest and oldest film studios in Europe. During its more than 80 years of existence, more than 2,500 Czech and international motion pictures have been filmed here. It is one of very few film studios in the world that offers guided tours for groups during normal operations. In 2014, a new exhibition space opened that takes viewers behind the scenes of current film and television projects. Contacts Barrandov Studio Kříženeckého nám. 322/5 15200 Praha 5- Hlubočepy +420 267 071 111 +420 267 071 122 Follow us on Facebook http://www.barrandov.cz/verejnost/barrandov-pro-verejnost/ filmpoint@barrandov.cz Source: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/1997/barrandov-studio  
December 15, 2018
The Stanislav Sucharda Museum (Muzeum Stanislava Suchardy)

The Stanislav Sucharda Museum (Muzeum Stanislava Suchardy)

The Museum is located in a Villa built by the studio of Jan Kotěra in the years 1904-1906. Sucharda was much involved in the decorative finishing touches of the Villa, whose interior incorporates several of his sculptural works. The main parts of the Sucharda Villa remain to this day as designed by Kotěra over a hundred years ago, including the interior details. It is the only Villa by this important founder of Czech architectural modernism that has survived almost intact. Contacts The Stanislav Sucharda Museum (Muzeum Stanislava Suchardy) Suchardova 1 160 00 Praha 6- Bubeneč +420 775 683 090 http://www.stanislav-sucharda.cz muzeum@stanislav-sucharda.cz Source: https://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/2566/the-stanislav-sucharda-museum-muzeum-stanislava-suchardy