Exhibition: Havel in a Nutshell, 2009-
The Václav Havel Library’s permanent exhibition, “Havel in a Nutshell”, located on the ground floor of the library on Ostrovní street in Prague, introduces visitors to the life of Václav Havel through a collage of photographs and quotations. The exhibition also uses touchscreens that provide more detailed information and sound recordings. The exhibition focuses on the main chapters of Havel’s life: family, theatre, dissident life and presidency, which are presented in a broad cultural-historical context. Part of the exhibition is also a large interactive map of Václav Havel’s global “footsteps”. The exhibition, originally entitled “Václav Havel - the Czech Myth, or Havel in a Nutshell”, was first opened in April 2009 at the Montmartre Gallery in Prague’s Old Town, the former location of the Václav Havel Library. It expanded from the temporary exhibition “Václav Havel - the Czech Myth”, which had been exhibited at Hergetova cihelna in Prague from December 2007.
Ostrovní 13, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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- Kůželová, Michaela
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Knihovna Václava Havla. 2016. "Výstava o Václavu Havlovi." Accessed August 1. http://www.vaclavhavel-library.org/cs/aktivity/havel-v-kostce.