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Life of children under Emperor Franz Joseph I.

exhibition from the Monarchy exhibition series extended

Location: National Museum’s new building, Vinohradská 1, 110 00, Praha 1

The exhibition ‘Children’s world at the times of Mr the Emperor’ aims to display all aspects of the child’s life at the end of the Habsburg monarchy, that is, the phenomenon of children’s culture, focusing mainly on games, toys and child minding.

In order to achieve objectivity and completeness with respect to this topic, the exhibition will not only look into idyllic childhood but the visitors will also be able to acquaint themselves with the problems of children, families and the society in general then.

Just like us, our ancestors understood childhood as an important period of the human life; the handling of children was also a genuine reflection of the development of the society. Especially the second half of the 19th century was an era when the child was no longer considered “a small adult” and specific features of childhood were becoming to be viewed as significant in the process of upbringing. About that time the society was becoming more aware of the necessity to protect the child by legislation, especially at the level of the state’s care for the child.
The exhibition ‘Children’s world at the times of Mr the Emperor’ will take place from 23rd November 2012 till 14th April 2013. It will be arranged in the exhibition halls on the 2nd floor of the New building of the National Museum, Vinohradská 1, 110 00 Praha 1, Prague.

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