Current Affairs

In 2009 the Národní technická knihovna was opening

10 years ago The Národní technická knihovna was opening The National Technical Library (NTK) celebrated its first 10 years of existence in September. Located in Prague, in the district of Dejvice, in a modern building considered among the most interesting, from an architectural point...

That century old swaying friendship between Rome and Prague

The prevailing Francophile tendencies in Czechoslovakia and the subsequent rise of fascism in Italy beset with obstacles the beginning of diplomatic relations between the two countries Although the first relations and exchanges in various areas between Italy and the Czech lands go back to...

Jaroslav Heyrovský won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

60 years ago The Nobel Prize for Chemistry went to Jaroslav Heyrovský Jaroslav Heyrovský is considered the father of electroanalytical chemistry and was the inventor of the dropping mercury electrode, a working electrode for measurements that is used in polarography. Heyrovský was born in...

Konev, liberating yourself from the liberators

What to do with the symbols of the Soviet victory over Nazism? When the muteness of a statue is too talkative Last September, the municipality of Prague 6 decided to remove the statue of a Soviet general from a public area and transfer it,...

Research and internationalization, the new (yet old) life of Brno

About a fifth of the population consists of university students, and many of them are foreigners: Brno is now an important research centre for Central Europe. With broad growth prospects Gregor Mendel began with his genetics experiments in the second half of the nineteenth...

November 1989 in Prague

  From September 25 to April 26, 2020 The City Museum of Prague hosts an exhibition entitled “November 1989 in Prague streets” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Photographs, posters, flyers and footage from that time reveal the main facts that...

Runczech: September Races

September 7 and 21 RunCzech’s race calendar includes two events scheduled for September. Now at its 24th edition, the Birell Grand Prix offers to about 11 thousand runners the chance to engage on Saturday 7 in the 10 km race on the streets of...

The Knights of the Heaven

From June 7th to January 31st 2020 For the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the landing of the Allies in Normandy, the National Museum of Prague has organized the exhibition “The Knights of the Heaven” which pays homage the Czechoslovak pilots of fighter...

MUNI 100

From May 17th to September 30th MUNI 100 The Masaryk University of Brno is celebrating its first centenary and among other initiatives it has set up the MUNI 100 exhibition together with the Moravian Gallery which hosts the event. Combining the artistic style of...

Science and Mysticism, where the crossroads lie

15 June Science and Mysticism, where the crossroads lie The Baroque Chapel of the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague will host mid-June the international conference “Science and Mysticism, where the crossroads lie”. How does science interpret the phenomenon of mystical ecstasy that many religions...