Posts Categorized: Culture

Colorful Khamoro

Czech Position Week-long festival in Prague celebrates the richness of Roma music and traditions The colors, the dancing and most especially the music is what you’ll take away from any event you attend at this week’s World Roma Festival Khamoro in Prague. Organizers hope you’ll remember something else as well. In addition to the Roma… Read more »

Mature decorations

Czech Position Prague’s upcoming Antique Fair offers chance for browsing and buying; this year’s theme is the 19th century Prague’s Antique Fair can be considered an exhibition or a shopping extravaganza depending on your mood and budget. Sponsored by the Czech Association of Antique Dealers, the fair runs April 26-29 at Novomestská radnice and is… Read more »

The Good Times Roll in a Colorful Quarter of Prague

The New York Times Of the pre-Lenten carnivals called Masopust in Prague, the one in the neighborhood of Zizkov is among the city’s most colorful and distinct. “To a certain extent, it is different from other popular carnivals because it is a display of the Zizkov independent culture,” said Pavel Sladkovsky, the deputy mayor of… Read more »

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 »

In Prague, a tale of communism past

The Christian Science Monitor A new exhibit in Prague highlights the way museums were used as a communist propaganda tool, molding the way citizens interpreted moments in their shared history. Museums as a communist propaganda tool are the focus of a new exhibition titled “Red Museums” at the National Memorial in Prague, Czech Republic. The… 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 »

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 »