Monthly Archives: January 2012

Czech inventors and inventions at National Museum

Czech Position Contraptions and creations plus hands-on fun and learning for all ages at the National Museum in Prague Talk about dedication. In the 19th century, safe experimental scientific methods had not been developed yet. Jan Evangelista Purkynk, a Czech physiologist who formulated the cell theory, among other discoveries, tried to learn about everything by… Read more »

Euro Yo-Yo Championships return to Prague

Czech Position Way beyond ‘walking the dog’ and flashy tricks, choreography and creativity all come into play in competitive yo-yoing With a vocabulary manual that defines clutch return, fixed axle and friction and requires the ability to do tricks like “shoot the moon,” “three-leaf clover” and “the flying saucer,” this is one competition that comes… Read more »

Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia Aim to Raise Their Higher Education Profile

New York Times Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348. Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, has been around since 1364, while Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest has been operating since 1635. But after 40 years of communism, the educational systems of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have fallen behind those of their Western… Read more »

A night out in Prague, in the early 20th Century

Česká Pozice Fashion as an art form has often been displayed at Prague’s Decorative Arts Museum. Now organizers are taking a step back to look at the fashion houses that produced such couture from 1900-1948. “Over the past ten years we’ve prepared many exhibitions surrounding fashion, specifically Czech fashion pre-World War I and pre-World War… Read more »

In Prague, a Showcase for Artists and Professors

The New York Times Murdered garden gnomes in a Baroque palace in Prague? No, that’s not the premise of some bizarre television show. It is one of the 350 works on view at the Artbanka Museum of Young Art (, whose exhibition space showcases the work of graduate students and professors at Czech art academies…. Read more »