Monthly Archives: September 2011

At Designblok, High Design Comes to Prague

New York Times What used to be limited to fashion and interior decoration, now encompasses everything from cars to cuisine. High design is everywhere, and in Prague it’s celebrated annually at Designblok, running this year from Oct. 4 to 9. Over the course of the weeklong festival, manufacturers, retailers, studios and designers come together to… Read more »

Cooking up funds for charity

Czech Position Czech chefs participate in global fundraising cooking event World Chefs Tour Against Hunger Last month, lucky residents of Johannesburg, Cape Town and other South African cities got to sample cuisine from Thailand, Russia and Saudi Arabia, plus more than 40 other countries all in the name of charity. The World Chefs Tour Against… Read more »

Prague, writ large. Will UNESCO take note?

Czech Position The Prague Municipal Library will apply to UNESCO for the title ‘City of Literature’ this autumn; meanwhile, it’s getting the word out Edinburgh has Robert Louis Stevenson. Dublin has James Joyce. London and Paris have too many to name. A city’s writers or authors who have used its streets as inspiration has always… Read more »

‘Controversy’ at Prague’s Rudolfinum

Czech Position Thousands of words behind these pictures: Exhibit showcases photos that have sparked outrage or legal proceedings over the ages “The exhibited photographs may be shocking. The organizer recommends that sensitive persons, minors and those who do not wish to be confronted with shocking images consider whether they wish to visit the exhibition.” This… Read more »

After Czech floods, a quick-freeze fix

Czech Position A new exhibition reveals how the Czech National Technical Museum (NTM) rescued their archives from the great flood of 2002 Soaking, stinking paper, books and photos. And a lot of mud. That’s what greeted staff of the Czech National Technical Museum (NTM) on August 16, 2002 when flood waters receded and they were… Read more »

Prague Towers Offer More Than Just Views

The New York Times Prague has many nicknames, one of which are the City of 100 Spires and the Golden City. Experience both at a new exhibition on alchemy in the Malostranska Bridge Tower on the Lesser Town side of Charles Bridge. Not only will you learn more about the golden period of alchemy and… Read more »