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Gene Deitch’s memoir is back in a new edition

Just one American lived in Prague from 1959 to the Velvet Revolution Gene Deitch is still in Prague, and a newly expanded sixth edition of his book For the Love of Prague tells the unique story of his trip here in 1959 to oversee new editions of Tom and Jerry cartoons. The trip would never end,… Keep Reading

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ThrowbackThursday : The Federal Assembly

One of Prague’s more controversial buildings is a fusion of mismatched styles If pictures of the former stock exchange on what is now Wilsonova Street look a bit familiar but not quite right, there is a reason for that. The exchange building, the work of architect Jaroslav Rössler, was completed in 1938. It didn’t serve… Keep Reading

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Prague’s Astronomical Clock makes Google’s front page

A Google Doodle of the 605 year old clock can be seen in much of the world Many days, search engine company Google highlights a special anniversary, person or event on its front page Today, a graphic of the Orloj, the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square, is on the main search page, with one… Keep Reading

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Art group replaces president’s flag with red underpants

Three Ztohoven members were arrested and may face charges Art provocateur group Ztohoven pulled another one of its public art stunts. This time they replaced the president’s flag flying over Prague Castle with oversized red underwear, as a protest against Czech President Miloš Zeman. The group of three men between the ages of 33 and… Keep Reading

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Klementinum named world’s most beautiful library

Time-wasting portal Bored Panda singles out the Baroque hall of the National Library OK, so BoredPanda.com isn’t exactly the New York Times or National Geographic. But it does have a fair amount of readers for its photo essays and listicles — that’s newspeak for list-based articles — that are a quick break from office monotony.… Keep Reading

Žantovský wants to bring Havel Library closer to people
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Žantovský wants to bring Havel Library closer to people

Events are planned for what would have been Havel’s 80th birthday Prague, Sept 13 (ČTK) — Michael Žantovský, new director of the Prague-seated Václav Havel Library, wants to extend its activities also to reach outside Prague and abroad, and bring them closer to people, he has said in an interview with the Czech News Agency.… Keep Reading

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Rudolfinum videomapping to be projected, streamed

Česká spořitelna celebrates its 190th birthday with a concert A one-of-kind concert will take place Sept 5, combining a classical concert by the Czech Philharmonic with a videomapping of the interior of the Rudolfinum. While space inside is quite limited, especially due to the extra technical equipment, the concert can be seen live over the… Keep Reading

International Charles IV exhibition set for anniversary
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International Charles IV exhibition set for anniversary

National Gallery exhibition will be the first to show Charles IV’s crown from Aachen Jiří Fajt, general director of the National Gallery in Prague, and representatives of two German museums signed an agreement on cooperation on the international exhibition Charles IV 1316–1378. The Czech-Bavarian exhibition is under the auspices of prime ministers of the two… Keep Reading

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Stolen painting found after 19 years

Jan Preisler masterpiece is valued at up to 8 million Kč Police in Prague have made a breakthrough in an almost two-decade-old case of art theft with the recovery of a painting called “Koupání” (Bathing) by Jan Preisler. Art expects give the current value of the work at up to 8 million Kč, according to… Keep Reading

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