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Old Town Square in the 20th Century – Place of Symbols, Rituals and Memory

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: April 20, 2023, 19:30 – 21:00

The Museum of the 20th century is preparing a permanent exhibition at Dům Pážat (House of Pageboys). One room will be given over to the history of Prague’s key place of memory, where significant 20th-century events took place, marking its urban form. In the course of the 20th century, a series of architectural competitions were held to redesign the area, while cultural and religious conflicts also led to the transformation of Old Town Square during this period. A number of different monuments and memorial plaques unveiled here during this period have provided symbolic representation. Controversies over their erection, or re-erection, will be one issue up for debate.

Guests: Petr Koura, Zdeněk Lukeš, Jan Royt

Petr Blažek will chair the discussion.


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