Current Affairs

If only for a single day…

From July 10 to September 30 The Tibet Open House in Prague hosts an exhibition dedicated to the first encounter between the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Václav Havel, an initiative aiming to pay tribute to His Holiness’s 85th birthday. The exhibition, enriched...

We stick together

From May 25 to January 31 Following the reopening to the public, the National Museum program has been enriched by the exhibition “We stick together”, dedicated to protective masks. The museum body, whose task is to document certain historical moments but also the contemporaneity,...

Journey to Italy

From June 26 to July 30 From June 26 to July 30, an event dedicated to the Regions of Italy is scheduled to take place in the cloister and in the Baroque chapel of the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague and is organized by...

The misery and splendor of Prague in the time of Covid-19

An almost unreal, timeless dimension, due to an unusual situation that has generated both negative and positive consequences and effects The Coronavirus, which has affected millions of people worldwide and claimed hundreds of thousands of victims, has been more benevolent to date with the...

In 1920 the Czechoslovak Constitution was issued

100 years ago The Czechoslovak Constitution was issued In February of this year, the 100th anniversary of the Constitution of the Czechoslovak Republic was celebrated, which was adopted by the country on February 29, 1920 to replace the provisional one, issued on November 13,...

Václav Havel president of Czechoslovakia

30 years ago Václav Havel president of Czechoslovakia Initially reluctant to accept the post, Václav Havel became president of Czechoslovakia on December 29, 1989, thus making history as the first president after the end of communism, and as a guide during the country’s difficult...

The Czech University of Prague becomes Charles University

100 years ago The Czech University of Prague becomes Charles University Charles University of Prague, founded in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV, is one of the oldest universities in the world. Today it is divided into 17 faculties and with its over 50,000 students...

Civil society under siege

The non-profit organization world in the Czech Republic: from bedrock of democratic life to the target of the media and politicians The Velvet Revolution was driven and supported by those groups which are usually referred to as civil society (a perhaps slightly impolite term...

Josef Sekyra, the first Czechoslovakian at the South Pole

50 years ago Josef Sekyra, the first Czechoslovakian at the South Pole Between 1966 and 1967, the Czech geologist, speleologist and explorer Josef Sekyra participated in a scientific expedition of the Soviet Union conducted on the Queen Maud and Enderby lands, on the Antarctic...

The first Czech public power plant

130 years ago The first Czech public power plant The engineer and inventor František Křižík, the “Czech Edison”, as he was called, is the creator of the first public power plant on the Czech territory. Although the first power plants appeared in the region...