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Capek's memorial on Strži opens a new exhibit

Capek's memorial on Strži opens a new exhibit White dress shirt, vest and bow tie, contemporary camera and light meter with which the writer took pictures restless foxteriérky Dášeňka but unique images of Čapek's office and near the summer residence of Josefa Sudka. These and many other unique offers now newly adapted exhibition dedicated to the life and work Karla Čapka Karla Čapka Memorial on Strži in Old Hut in the Middle.

The exhibition charts the life and work of genius Czech and world literature are changed after twenty long years. The new outfit will introduce themselves and exhibition spaces that have been renovated. Spring vernissage will take place at the Memorial on April 29 from 14 hours to start the next tourist season: last year only came here to look over 12,000 people.
Inauguration of the exhibition will be accompanied by a concert Grandpa George, chairman of the Czech PEN Club.

"In addition to performances unique to the public yet nevystavovaných objects and archival materials related to the life of Karla Čapka, we have a new exhibition wanted to return summer villa on Strži into a truly living space - space that the writer loved himself embarked on its reconstruction and where Olga Scheinpflugová He spent the last years of his life, "says the director of Memorial Kristina Váňová.

According to visitor interest certainly attract mainly personal objects of the writer, where in addition to clothes for festive banquets include silk handkerchiefs monogrammed socks or arranged in a contemporary dresser. The atmosphere of the place, primarily with the arrival of nice weather, a thriving tourist attraction, completes the newly installed corner with elegant period furniture.

The exposed rarities among even receipts from craftsmen who Strži in 1935-38 carried out a variety of work and repairs. "Illustrates our daily work efforts of these people - some of them are authentic misspelled" adds Váňová.


Josefa Sudka eyes

The big attraction in a new exhibition certainly include the reproduction of previously little-known photographs Josefa Sudka. He arrived at the gorge in 1949 as a member of the Society of the Čapek brothers and acquired images are unique Čapkova table in the writer's study. His inimitable style photograph Sudek and immediate surroundings of the house - the garden, pond and Čapek's favorite prospect. "File a total of six shots, reflecting Sudkův feel for the atmosphere of the place lent Memorial Prague 10, which manages Čapek Prague villa: just as it was until then unknown Sudek's images two years ago discovered," reveals the origin of a unique photographic collection Kristina Váňová and adds further details of the upcoming exhibition "the story of the writer in our new exhibition ends Čapek's death in 1938, but it shows how people clinging to him in times of totalitarian regimes and how his work lives on today. Need to Czech theaters as Švandovo, Vinohrady and Prague National Theater, which still show his game. "


Capek horseshoe for good luck

From the original show will remain the most interesting part - especially Čapkova office, but his carefully written instructions for guests to enjoy a summer residence in his absence. Visitors will also find two horseshoes for good luck, she said that the writer brought from one walks through forests and self dobříšskými then nailed to wooden doorstep.

On display is also a collection of Čapek books, newspapers, film documentary about his life and the many photographs and facsimiles of letters, acquired in auctions or from private gifts.

The tour now enjoy the newly installed lockers for bags and belongings to visitors after exposure to the building move like real writers guests. Rules passed also a countertop with books and souvenirs, offering among other things, a newly published book of quotations Čapkova close friend, writer and journalist Ferdinanda Peroutky: he was Strži so frequent visitor that he's Karel Olga arranged for a private bedroom, which is under the name Peroutkárna seen today.


Memorial continued to blossom

Edit the building and the creation of new exhibitions worth about 800 000 CZK. "To finance the increased amount contributed by the founder of the Museum of Central Bohemia, a significant subsidy provided by the Ministry of Culture," says Kristina Váňová. "Art and graphs exposure created married Jirina and Pavel Bosákovi, script and libretto is part of the Museum of Karla Čapka. In preparation we have worked with leading cultural institutions, especially the Museum of Czech Literature. "

Memorial has experienced in recent years of unprecedented prosperity: a new exhibition devoted to Olga Scheinpflugova and Ferdinandu Peroutkovi - two personalities with whom Capek enjoyed a deep personal and friendly ties - have opened almost exactly a year ago.

More information can be found on the website of the Museum .


Karel Čapek (January 9, 1890 - December 25, 1938)

Czech writer, intellectual, journalist, playwright, translator and photographer born in Male Svatonovice family doctor Antonína Čapka. After secondary school completed in 1915, he studied at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague and received his doctorate. For his illness he was not drafted into the army and did not fight in World War I, but he was very affected by this war.
He worked as an editor in the magazine National Newspaper, and Nebojsa Lidove noviny. He was dramaturge and director Vinohrady Theater and also the first chairman of the Czech PEN club.
In 1935 the Town Hall Vineyards married to actress and longtime girlfriend Olga Scheinpflugová. The last three years of his life in Strži at Stara Hut near Dobris, where it is located Čapek Memorial. He died of pulmonary edema a few months before his arrest by the Gestapo. Seven times nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932 to, 1938.
In 1995 Karel Capek was posthumously awarded the Order of TG Masaryk and this, together with his brother Josef awarded the title of Knight of Czech culture.

Did you know ...?

- Čapek was exceptionally good amateur photographer - Dášeňka book or a puppy's life in 1933 was the best-selling photographic publications during the First Republic and published in dozens editions.
- Less is known penchant Karla Čapka in ethnic music, grown from interest in foreign culture. He was one of the leading collectors; all the surviving heirs donated his collection of the Náprstek Museum.



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