The exhibition at the National Museum’s Ethnographic Museum brings selected topics related to the village life of our ancestors in the 19th and 20th Centuries to both visually impaired and blind visitors. It is intended for all visitors, however.
The rural atmosphere of the 19th Century was an environment in which traditional folk culture based on life in past centuries was maintained and was also documented in detail. Although the folk tradition began to fade in the 20th Century as a result of major changes that took place, a number of manifestations and documents of folk culture, especially in the realms of customs and habits, have remained a part of our lives.
The exhibition comprises the products and the tools of folk craftsmen, the performance of traditional folk songs and also costumes, together with samples of the legumes, grains and herbs that were used for food preparation.
Visitors can also explore a wooden three-part 4D model of a village type house in detail.
Every visitor can learn more about the objects that represent the traditional folk culture. There are eye masks placed in the exhibition with which visitors can pass through the exhibition using their touch and thereby acquaint themselves with the world of the blind and the visually impaired.
The exhibition is accompanied by a supplementary programme including the presentations of items that were used at festive times and programmes with commentaries describing the traditional feasts and the folk customs and traditions, not only for the blind and visually impaired visitors, but also for the visitors from the schools and the interest clubs.
The exhibition is also accompanied by a catalogue entitled “Traditional Folk Culture through Touch” that has been implemented both in Braille and in large print.
This haptic exhibition was created as a part of the project entitled Memory Guardians: 200 years of Museums in the Czech Republic, which has been funded by the Ministry of Culture of the CR.
A view of the exhibition, “What is it like to ‘look’ through a touch”, can be tried by every visitor.
from Thursday 14 March 2024 to Saturday 16 March 2024 inclusive, the Ethnographic Museum will be CLOSED for regular preventive protection of the collections.
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Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the ticket office.
The e-ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase for a one time entry.
Free admission (tickets only available at the box office): children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of disability cards and people accompanying them; holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, CoolPass
Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes and without the use of flash and tripod included in the ticket price.
Please bring tickets purchased on-line (valid for 30 days from the date of purchase for a one time entry) printed or stored on your mobile phone.
The ticket must be kept for the duration of the entire visit.
Purchased tickets cannot be returned or changed.