Though the Czech Republic has a wealth of artists—not to mention art galleries—this summer, its capital Prague plays host to a variety of exhibitions covering everything from art and anthropology, through to ironwork and textiles. If you’re planning a trip to the Czech Republic for the season ahead and looking for something unique, check out this selection of temporary exhibitions in the country’s beautiful capital city.
Showing at the Ethnographic Museum branch of the National Museum in the Kinsky Gardens, just steps away from the famous Petřín Hill tower, Life in the Czech Countryside offers a new insight into the history of the country and what life was like for countryside dwellers at the turn of the 19th century. Although the emphasis is on farm activities and the tools used at the time, the exhibit also showcases crafts and everyday living, as well as offering games and interactive displays.
Where: Ethnographic Museum branch of the National Museum
When: Until January 2018
Kinsky Folly, Kinského zahrada 98, Praha 5 – Smíchov, Czech Republic, +420 257 214 806
Also on at The City of Prague Museum, From a Thread to a Shirt is a fascinating look into the production of textiles in medieval Prague and how the industry shaped the city as we know it today. Prague’s textile industry was especially prosperous during the 14th and 15th centuries, when dyeing and weaving textiles became key to the city’s economy. The exhibition also allows you to see actual garments of the time, as well as other examples of textiles. There are also short documentary films and workshops offered to show you first-hand production techniques.
Where: The City of Prague Museum (House at the Golden Ring)
When: Until October 29
Týnská 630/6, Praha 1-Staré Město, Czech Republic, +420 606 859 952