Exhibition To Celebrate Former Czechoslovakia

Slovakia And The Czech Republic Will Unite Again In 2018 To Celebrate The Centenary Of The Creation of Czechoslovakia

October 10th, 2016
Linda Vavricova, CD News

The 28th of October 2018 will mark exactly one hundred years since the creation of Czechoslovakia. Until then, Slovaks and Czechs will unite to prepare for the celebration of this important anniversary. The main event will focus on a presentation of Czechoslovakia from its establishment in 1918 until its disintegration and peaceful separation into two new countries in 1993.

The jointly organized celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia will include exhibitions hosted by six Czech and Slovak cultural institutions: The National Museum in Prague, The Moravian Museum in Brno, The Silesian Museum in Opava and The Military History Institute in Prague from The Czech Republic, as well as the Slovak National Museum and the Slovak National Gallery.

The memorandum on the preparation of joint actions was signed on the 26th of September in Bratislava. The celebration’s main exhibition will be divided into several parts: the period of the creation of Czechoslovakia, the building of the republic, the division of the state in 1939 after the proclamation of independence of Slovakia, the postwar restoration of the joint state, communist dictatorship, the efforts of liberalization in the communist Czechoslovakia, and finally, the period after the fall of communism in 1989 until the disintegration of the federation.

The main exhibition of the Slovak National Museum will be exhibited at the Bratislava Castle from April to September 2018. In October the exhibition will then be shown at the Czech National Museum in the Saint Wenceslas Square in Prague.

The exhibition at the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava will be open from September until November 2018, and will investigate the phenomenon of Czech and Slovak visual culture through various artists, such as the famous Slovak architect and artist Dušak Jurkovič.

Furthermore, the exhibition at the Moravian Museum in Brno, which will be taking place from October 2018 for the whole year, will focus on the historical and cultural ties of Moravia and Slovakia predominantly in the 19th and 20th century.

The exhibition at the Silesian Museum in Opava from April until October 2018 will focus predominantly on the common historical development of the north Moravian and Silesian region during the years 1918 to 1938. 


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