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New virtual exhibition History of the 20th Century

How many decorations adorned the uniform of František Ferdinand d´Este when he was hit by the bullet of the assassin Gavril Princip? Where did the borders of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia end? You will find the answer to these and other questions in the new virtual exhibition! The selection of the most interesting objects from our modern history complements the new permanent exhibition History of the 20th Century. This unique exhibition, expanded by countless interactive elements and film materials, can be found in the New Building of the National Museum. 

National Theater fire

This week, in addition to the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, we also commemorate another important event. Exactly 138 years ago, the National Theater was reopened. This happened after a devastating fire that engulfed the building on August 12, 1881. The fire was perceived as a nationwide catastrophe and caused the establishment of a new collection to restore the theater. Within two years, the theater was restored under the direction of architect Josef Schulz, and the first performance after the fire was Smetana's Libuše. Remind us on the eSbirky of this interesting milestone in our history.

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eSbírky.cz– cultural heritage on-line

eSbírky.cz is the presentation portal used for searching and browsing digitized collection items of museum type. The system was launched under the patronage of National Museum in 2010. eSbírky.cz is connected to the European portal of the similar name Europeana.eu.