Saturday, April 26, 2008

Exhibitions in Prague

Prague Monitor

This article is mainly talking about the Grand Museum of Egypt in Cairo, but at least gives the title of the Prague exhibition in this piece:

The winning design of the Grand Egyptian Museum was seen by visitors to the Lichtenstejnsky palace in Prague's neighbourhood Kampa within the exhibition Uncovering Old Egypt held on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Czech Egyptology Institute Wednesday.

I had a quick look around on the Web yesterday but was unable to find out anything else about it. I had another look today and the Prague Heart of Europe website gives the exhibition a slightly different and more plausible name: Uncovering Ancient Egypt. It offers the following information:

The event is organized by the National Museum in cooperation with the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic and the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Czech Institute (previously Czechoslovak) of Egyptology of the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University in Prague and in Cairo. (April 18 - 27, 2008; Lichtenstein Palace, U Sovových mlýnů 4/506, Prague 1-Kampa, open 10.00-17.00)

The same page says that there is another exhibition in Prague at the moment, at the National Museum

This exhibition recalls a journey to Egypt made by the prominent Czech photographer Karel Hájek in May 1958. Over 600 photographic negatives and positives have survived from this journey: they document in a unique way the rapid and profound changes which transformed Egypt into a modern state and society.

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