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Museum of the Book

Museum of the Book - The history of letters, the book, letter print and book culture of the Czech lands in the European context.


"The development of the book culture of the Czech lands is demonstrated by the book exhibits – from medieval manuscripts through to old prints to contemporary graphic and book illustration, including samples of underground and exile literature borrowed from the library resources of Libri prohibiti. The exhibition includes the Baroque library of the Capuchin Monastery in Roudnice nad Labem, the library of Mladá Vožice Chateau and the classicist interior and personal library of the Czech historian, Gelasius Dobner, in the original bookcases. The exhibition concludes with the collection of Cubist furniture designed according to Josef Gočár’s plans and the carved furniture of the remarkable artist, Josef Váchal, together with a small exhibition of his graphic works. The reconstructions of the medieval Scriptorium, a printing room of the 16th century and samples of printing machines complete the overall picture."

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Taken on June 11, 2009