On November 23, 2017 the State Historical museum opened an exhibition “Treasures of Prague Castle” in the presence of the president of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman.
This event was a response to the exhibition of Moscow Kremlin’s Treasures, that was held 5 years ago in Prague. For a new step in the successful cultural interactions and museum exchange, Czech Republic brought 130 items of decorative objects and fine arts.
As Kremlin is the symbol of Moscow and Russia, Prague Castle is a symbol of the Chez Republiс. A thousand–year history is reflected in its collection, from ancient to modern times. The Prague Castle is one of the richest European museums that is visited by more then 7.5 millions of tourists annually. Furthermore, it is the center of ecclesiastical and secular power.
The exhibition of Prague castle introduces visitors to the history of its country: its political, spiritual and administrative sides. A diverse and unique collection was forming from the Xth to the XXth centuries and includes monuments of different styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque styles, etc.
At the exhibition the visitors will see the regalia of Czech kings, their sculptural portraits, the tympani of the Roman basilicas, the reliquaries of bizarre forms, precious caskets, furniture, Meissen porcelain, trellises with the love story of Antony and Cleopatra, the portrait of Empress Maria Theresa with eleven children and two paintings by I. Aivazovsky.
The items for the exhibition are provided by the Prague Castle, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus in Prague, the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Roman Catholic Church of St. Vitus, Vaclav and Vojtěch.
The “Treasures of the Prague Castle” will be available from November 24, 2017 to February 25, 2018.