Dr. Emil Holub – A story of an explorer
small exhibition intends to commemorate the 110th anniversary of death of the explorer dr. Emil HolubLocation:
Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Betlémské nám. 1, Praha 1
Without any doubts, Holub is most famous czech explorer. During the years 1872-1879 and 1883-1886, he was in Africa, which means, he spent there altogether eleven years.
He brought incredibly large collections back to Prague – ethnographic items, products of nature, etc. He arranged spectacular exhibitions – in 1891 in Prater (Vienna) and one year later in Prague. In this way, together with his rich literary work, he influenced the image of Africa in the lands of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy for a long time.
His breast was decorated with tens of orders and awards from almost all European countries. He was a honor member of many scientific societies and clubs. Despite of all these honors, his glory and recognition, he died in poverty and almost forgotten. The exhibition presents the life and journeys of this exceptional personality through a number of unique documents, photos and other materials from the archive of Náprstek Museum.
Exhibit labels in Czech only.