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Locality:Czech Republic
Date:10/15/2018
Opening of the Main Building of the National Museum in Prague
Following demanding general restoration work, the National Museum will be reopening its doors to visitors on 28 October 2018 – 100 years to the day since the foundation of the independent Czechoslovakia. The National Museum, the oldest museum in Bohemia, was founded 200 years ago as...

Following demanding general restoration work, the National Museum will be reopening its doors to visitors on 28 October 2018 – 100 years to the day since the foundation of the independent Czechoslovakia.

Opening of the Main Building of the National Museum in Prague The National Museum, the oldest museum in Bohemia, was founded 200 years ago as the ‘Vlastenecké muzeum’ (‘The Patriotic Museum’) in 1818. Its foundation is associated with famous names such Count Kašpar Maria Šternberg, František Palacký, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, and Joachim Barrande. The National Museum’s neo-renaissance museum building on Wenceslas Square was first opened in 1891, and the historical building had not undergone significant repairs since its initial construction. The aim of the demanding restoration work was, therefore, to preserve this important national heritage site and to transform it into a modern museum building. Thanks to the clearance of some spaces inside the historical building and a connection to the New Building, the National Museum has been able to double the size of its exhibition spaces in the centre of Prague. As a result, visitors will be able to admire many unique collections which, until now, have been hidden away in depositories.  
 
 

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