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ztohoven-pants
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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

Klementinum national library
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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

rudolfinum-videomapping
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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

letna-tent
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Kaplický’s ‘blob’ library will finally be seen at Letná

The building is still not happening, but a videomapping will show what might have been As part of the quickly approaching Letní Letná festival of new circus, one of the tents will be used for a videomapping to show what the rejected design for a new Czech National Library by architect Jan Kaplický and his… Keep Reading

koupani-preisler
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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

state-opera
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Prague 2015/16 opera season offers nine premieres

New season promises to be more upbeat than its rather serious predecessor The National Theatre Opera and the State Opera are preparing nine premieres for the 2015/16 season. Compared with the now ending season, which accentuates operatic dramas, the upcoming one offers a little more joy and vigor. New titles include classics like Puccini’s Madama… Keep Reading

antonin-kozak-lidice
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Lidice massacre masterminds brought to justice

Nazis behind mass killing of innocent Czechoslovak civilians were sentenced to death shortly after World War II The Nuremberg trials, which started shortly after Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II and wrapped up less than a year later, dealt with many of the most egregious crimes committed by the members of the… Keep Reading

Vaclav Havel
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More places to be named for Havel

Havel’s square to be in Haifa, his bench in Tel Aviv Jerusalem, June 7 (ČTK special correspondent) — A square in Haifa, Israel, will bear the name of the late Czech president Václav Havel (1936—2011) as of the end of June and a Havel bench is to be installed at the university in Tel Aviv,… Keep Reading

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