National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill 24. 4. 2015– 31. 3. 2016
Web národního muzea
CZ

About the exhibition

The exhibition Famous funerals shows various funeral ritual and their place in human society. Visitors will learn about contemporary funeral rituals, about the fate of the deceased and about the development of funeral custom and historical artefacts.

The exhibition´s central theme is the funerals of famous Czech historical figures of the 19th centuries. These events form a picture of contemporary society. On a symbolic level, they express, whether intentionally or not, the nature of historical, national and political development. There is, for example, a brooch made out of Božena Němcová´s hair, a metal pendant with fragments from Vojta Náprstek´s coffin.

 

 

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