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The Restoration of Prague Castle 1918-1929

Prague Castle - Teresian Wing of the Old Royal Palace (Tereziánské křídlo Starého královského palace), Pražský hrad, Praha 1 - Hradčany, 119 08

When?

18. 10. 2017 – 6. 5. 2018

The exhibition is organised to commemorate the 100th anniversary from the declaration of Czechoslovakia.

In October 1918, Prague Castle became a symbol of a new, independent country and also the residence of the first representative (president).

The renovation of Prague Castle started in the autumn of 1918 and called for vast building-historical and archaeological research that is connected mainly with the names Kamil Hilbert, Karel Fiala, and Ivan Borkovský, the latter’s 120th birthday anniversary is celebrated this year. The results of the research and surveys influenced both the architects, mainly Josip Plečnik, and the artists working at Prague Castle, by which way they were integrated into the castle’s new symbolism.

 

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