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Exhibitions - August 2022

Restoration of the Treasures of the National Library of the Czech Republic or the Secrets of the Restorer's Work

18 August - 2 October 2022

Poster

The exhibition takes visitors to the world of restoration and permanent preservation of original books in order to save them for future generations. Featured are different professions, like restorer, conservator, bookbinder, microbiologist, restoration technologist, climatologist etc., as well as the history of the book collections´ preservation and personalities, who were at the birth of this field. Displayed are tools and special materials used in restoration and conservation. The exhibition presents examples of specific complex restorer´s interventions in historical books including a wide range of restoration procedures.

The Klementinum Gallery
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission free


The Plastic Age In Bookbinding
4 August – 8 October, 2022

Poster

The exhibition brings visitors closer to the issues of the care of books with synthetic elements. Featured are examples of the use of plastics in bookbinding, replacement of natural materials and the production and processing of plastics in general. Much attention is paid to degradation processes of plastics, especially the release of volatile substances and plasticizers, which endanger the physical condition of adjacent books.

Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Mon - Sat 9 am - 7 pm (in the NL Opening Hours)
ATTENTION:
closed from 25 July to 7 August, 2022
Admission to the exhibition for the NL registered users and those with a one-day Admission Ticket in the NL Opening Hours
NL readers entrance free


The Secret of Books
3 June – 3 September 2022

Poster

Presentation of results of professional research of manuscripts and printed books using special recording devices and light sources as well as X-rays. It is focused mainly on examples of image records of elements hidden in bookbinding or in the used book materials. It presents visualizations of information invisible to the naked eye.

The exhibition has been organized as the main result of NAKI II Project of the Ministry of Culture of the CR entitled Use of Imaging Techniques For the Study of Hidden Information In Bookbinding.

Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Mon - Sat 9 am - 7 pm (in the NL Opening Hours)
ATTENTION: closed from 25 July to 7 August, 2022
Admission to the exhibition for the NL registered users and those with a one-day Admission Ticket in the NL Opening Hours
NL readers entrance free



Aug 16, 2022
Opening hours and entrance fee

Klementinum, ground floor (gate A)
Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm (in the NL Opening Hours)
One-day Admission Ticket  10 CZK
NL readers free

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Contacts

National Library of the CR
Exhibitions department
Klementinum 190
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Telephone: +420-221663332
exhibition@omega.nkp.cz

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