– Prague Museums

October 26, 2017
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DOX MUSEUM PRAGUE

DOX Museum Prague DOX Museum Prague – a centre for Contemporary Art is a multi-functional space created thanks to a private initiative through the reconstruction of a former factory in Prague’s Holešovice district. the name origin The name DOX is derived on the Greek word doxa, which among other things means a way of perceiving things, an opinion, a conviction. DOX’s programme differs from other similar exhibition institutions (the combination of a “kunsthalle” with a multifunctional cultural centre) primarily through art projects incorporating critical reflection on current social topics and issues overlapping with other “non-artistic” areas and disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, history, sociology, political science, etc. Through exhibitions of contemporary international and Czech art, DOX Museum Prague explores contemporary topics and further develops discussion through various accompanying programme formats and events for the general public ranging from conferences and panel […]
April 20, 2017
Beer museum Prague

BEER MUSEUM PRAGUE

BEER MUSEUM PRAGUE Six years ago, in Prague, the capital of beer, only handful of Czech beers was being represented. We left the capital and spent time in the villages around the entire country, searching for the best regional craft beers. Our dream was to bring all these great breweries to Prague. Thus, we founded Prague Beer Museum, a place to bring the best beers we found. Without existing infrastructure, creating the first pub in Prague to have 30 Czech craft beers on tap, was challenging. One of the beers we could only get when a friend of the brewer was visiting his girlfriend in Prague. As long as they don’t break up… we’ll have his beer. From the humble beginning, we met with great success. We have two pubs, which are one of the top spots for tourists and […]
March 7, 2017
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DIAMOND MUSEUM PRAGUE

October 28, 2016
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The Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

Jewish quarter in Prague was formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town. It is completely surrounded by Old Town. The quarter is often represented by the flag of Prague’s Jewish community, a yellow Magen David (Star of David) on a red field. Prague’s Jewish Quarter was originally located in the Castle District but by the 1200s had spread to the Josefov area and was for centuries regarded as a slum. Its transformation into one of the city’s most important and interesting districts took place in the late 1800s when large sections were demolished to make way for Art Nouveau apartment buildings.   Jewish quarter / Historical sites: Franz Kafka’s birthplace High Synagogue: 16th-century synagogue It was financed by Mordechai Maisel, and it was finished in 1568, the same year as the Jewish Town Hall Probably it was modelled after High Synagogue, Kraków which was […]
October 19, 2016
Kinsky Pallace National Gallery

National Gallery in Prague

History: The history of the National Gallery in Prague started to be written on 5 February 1796 when a group of significant representatives of the patriotically oriented Czech nobility along with several middle-class intellectuals from the ranks of Enlightenment movement decided (to put it in period terminology) to “elevate the deteriorated taste of the local public.” The institution, which received the title Society of Patriotic Friends of the Arts, established the Academy of Fine Arts and the Picture Gallery. In 1918 the Picture Gallery became a central collection of newly formed Czechoslovakia. In 1995 a new gallery dedicated to modern art opened in the refurbished Veletržní Palác (Trade-fair Palace). It is one of the first and largest functionalism building in Prague, built in 1925-1928. St. George’s Convent (Hradčany) was formerly used to display Art of the Middle Ages in Bohemia […]