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Franz Kafka Museum


Courtyard of the Hergetova Cihelna (the Herget Brickworks).

There is a new museum in Prague of note, dedicated to the life and work of Franz Kafka. The museum is operated by the same folks who run the Mucha Museum, and the Prague Jewellery Collection. The Franz Kafka Museum is located not far from the Charles Bridge, on the Malá Strana (Lesser Town) bank of the river Vltava (the Moldau).


Interior shot of the new Franz Kafka Museum in Prague.

Centered around an exhibition called “The City of K. Franz Kafka and Prague”, it is on view in the unique space of Hergetova Cihelna (the Herget Brickworks) and has toured the world successfully. It originated in 1999 in Barcelona – a city favourable to art. The Catalonian Centre de Cultura Contemporŕnia de Barcelona presented it as the third exhibition (together with Dublin of James Joyce and Lisbon of Fernando Pessoa) in a series of monumental expositions devoted to these towns brought to fame by these world-renowned writers. The success of the exhibition in Barcelona led to its being displayed again in 2002 in the Jewish Museum in New York, where it was received with extraordinary enthusiasm.


Another interior shot of the new Franz Kafka Museum in Prague.

The exhibition “The City of K. Franz Kafka and Prague” consists of two parts. The first one, called Existential space, categorizes Kafka’s life events as well as the influence the environment in which he lived had on him. The second one, called Imaginary Topography, shows the way in which Kafka’s work reflects the intricate process of transformation of the physical reality of Prague and Kafka’s life into a metaphoric image. The exhibition revives the photographs of people and places as well as manuscripts and books in the ingeniously planned installations which employ the most modern audio-visual technologies. Here, a word, an image, light and music combine in a symphonic unity. The concept of the exhibition is described in a representative catalogue in three languages (Czech, German and English). Moreover, the second part contains eight essays by distinguished Kafka scholars.

Practical Details
Venue: Hergetova Cihelna, Cihelná 2b, Prague 1
The exhibition opens: June, 30th 2005
Opened daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: 120,- Kč and 60,- Kč reduced price for students, pensioners and handicapped


More Info: Practical Details
Venue: Hergetova cihelna, Cihelná 2b, Prague 1
The exhibition opens: June, 30th 2005
Opened daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: 120,- Kč and 60,- Kč reduced price for students, pensioners and handicapped

Address: Hergetova cihelna, Cihelná 2b, Prague 1
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Added: September 20th 2005
Reviewer: Martin Trip
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Posted by douwe bos on 2005-10-11 02:07:14
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i visited this museum last sunday and i was very impressed. this museum is fabulous, an absolute gem. visit it!

Posted by S.Danenberg on 2005-10-10 17:09:57
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Can you please tell me wich artist made the statue(peeing man) in front of the museum. I was there last week and couldnot find a name of him (or her) Thank you, Sjaak

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