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Exhibitions (5.6.2015-12.7.2015)

Jan Hus in the National Museum Collections (1415–2015)

Exhibition in memory of the famous reformer

Location: New Building of the National Museum, Vinohradská 1, 110 00, Praha 1

July 6, 2015 is the significant 600-year anniversary of the burning of Jan Hus in Constance.

images - burning of Jan Hus in Constance
Detail from the Codex of Jena – burning of Jan Hus in Constance


To commemorate this anniversary and to honor the remembrance of Hus, The National Museum has organized a special exhibition entitled "Jan Hus in the National Museum Collections (1415–2015). Master Jan Hus and his Legacy" which is presented in the National Museum New Building.

The main purpose of this exhibition is, through selected object, to draw attention not only to the significance of Hus´s personality but also to commemorate his legacy, predominantly in his religious and moral teachings. Visitors can see facsimile of the Codex of Jena, a unigue manuscript from the 15th and 16th centuries, rare coins or a painting by Carl Friedrich Lessing, that has never been exhibited before.

Page from the Codex of Jena
burning of Jan Hus – detail from the stained glass
 Tile fragment from prison, where Jan Hus was held before his death

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