Vojta Náprstek Provided by Goout

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Náprstek Museum Betlémské náměstí 1, Praha 1

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Exhibitions

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The life and work of Vojta Náprastek – founder of the Náprstek Museum, Prague patron, promoter of women’s education and progress in general – are presented on twelve exhibition panels.

The individual panels are devoted to: his family; his studies and the 1848 revolutions; his emigration to and life in America; the founding of a library after returning from the U.S.A.; the founding and activities of the Ladies’ American Club; the founding of the Museum of Industry; his contacts with Czech and expatriate society; his relationships with travellers; and the subsequent development of the museum. Texts are accompanied by period illustrations, photographs and copies of archive material.