was a playwright, essayist, poet, philosopher - and also a politician, first a leading anti-communist dissident and then president of Czechoslovakia. A new exhibit on this remarkable man just has been launched on our Cultural Institute. It shows the interior of his quirky, personalised office
, full of brightly colored furniture and modern art, and recounts the trajectory of his remarkable life
|Vaclav Havel's quirky office|
The new Havel exhibit is only one of a slew of new exhibitions celebrating Czech culture. Until now, the Culture Institute featured only two Czech galleries, the Kampa Museum and the National Gallery. Nine new Czech museums and organizations from all around the country have joined, bringing together up to 500 art works. Two new high definition gigapixel pictures are featured, including Jiri Sopko’s spectacular Dance
. In addition to Havel, the life of the first Czechoslovak President Tomas Garrigue Masaryk
|Tomas Garrigue Masaryk|
Enjoy the exhibitions from the other Czech partner museums:
Along with the new Czech museum exhibits, we also launched new Street View imagery, including interiors of museums. Our launch event took place in the Decorative Arts Museum’s library.
|The entrance to the Decorative Arts Museum Library|
|Launching the new exhibits|
The venue will be closed soon due to reconstruction of its historical building - but it will remain visible and visitable online.