18. 8. 2010

Karel Engliš - Politician and Economist

This year we are commemorating 130th anniversary of birth of nearly forgotten Czech politician and scientist Karel Engliš. The fact that only experts or laics interested in the history know his name and that common public has no inkling of him cannot reduce his importance. That is to say, Karel Engliš left at least the same impression as his much more famous colleague, and sometime also his objector Alois Rašín. There are two basic areas which went throughout the entire Engliš' life – economy and politics. It is necessary to add that in both areas he left great impression.

Karel Engliš (1880-1961). Photo ČTK

18. 8. 2010

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, August 1945

In midsummer 1945 the World War II was a thing of the past in Europe. Thanks to that, Europeans regard May 1945 as the end of this devastating conflict. However, it is rather a distorted idea because the war continued on.


13. 8. 2010

Open Days in the Villa of Hana and Edvard Beneš in 2010

We invite you to visit the villa of Hana and Edvard Beneš in Sezimovo Ústí.

Beneš Villa

13. 8. 2010

Opening of the Straka Academy Garden to the Public

Starting from Saturday 17 July 2010, visitors to Prague will have an opportunity to take a look round the Straka Academy garden every weekend until the end of October.

Open Day in the Straka Academy on 12 June 2010

13. 8. 2010

PhDr. Milan Rastislav Štefánik (scientist - soldier - politician)

The only one Czechoslovak Minister of War, general PhDr. Milan Rastislav Štefánik was born on 2 July 1880 in Košáriská near Brezová pod Bradlom in the family of an Evangelic pastor Pavol Štefánik and his wife Albertina, born Junková.

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

13. 8. 2010

Mrs. Hana - on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Hana Benešová

"President Masaryk said that if it had not been for Beneš we would not have had that republic of ours. But the absolute truth is that without Mrs. Hana Beneš we would not have such an admirably strong-willed, steadfast and supremely successful Beneš. It was not an easy life through which that fair-hair, placid and so to speak pastel woman had to pass; she performed work great and hidden but very precious".

Hana Benešová

30. 6. 2010

All the Official Mastering

The exhibition of final examination works of students of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. Studio of the Entire Sculpture – works in the open space.

All the Official Mastering

27. 6. 2010

27 June 1950 Execution of Milada Horáková

Dr. Milada Horáková, Záviš Kalandra, Jan Buchal and Dr. Oldřich Pecl were executed 60 years ago, after a trumped-up lawsuit.

Milada Horáková

20. 6. 2010

World Refugee Day

On 20 June we are commemorating the World Refugee Day which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2000 as a mark of solidarity with Africa where this day had been traditionally celebrated as the Day of Refugees in Africa.

World refugee day

16. 6. 2010

The Committee for Eliminating Discrimination Issued Recommendations for Media Related to Seniors

On the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which we commemorate on 15 June, the Committee for Eliminating Discrimination issued a recommendation for media related to seniors.