The interactive exhibition Božena Němcová in Prague’s Kotva attracts the attention of both children and adults

The fairy tale world by Božena Němcová covers an area of ​​more than 1000 square meters. Visitors will see, for example, Grandma in her first notebook or a replica of the desk where the author wrote.

“Kids really like it, they are excited. Just as I imagined: They will have a strong experience and at the same time learn about one of the biggest personalities of the Czech nation. And I must say that even adults have quite a rating here, ”praises exhibition curator Zuzana Tóthová.

“It was just our concern at the time. Probably most of them,” five-year-old Mája and Linda told News.

“In the beginning, people got to know the life of Božena Němcová as such and could see costumes from the miniseries Božena,” explains the Tóthová exhibition. “They also get into the ‘fairy tale realm’, where there are eight interactive rooms representing different fairy tale environments. There she sees costumes from famous fairy tales. Here too, little Barunka, who leads the educational part of the exhibition.”

In addition to playing, children will also learn something new.

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All exhibitions are interactive and provide opportunities for children to actively participate. There is a play area in each room which is great. The exhibition also includes a screen where visitors can see part of the fairy tale. “Somewhere, for example, they are given tasks, such as sorting nuts from the ashes, as happened in the fairy tale Three Beans for Cinderella,” explains the curator.

Visitors will see nearly fifty costumes from the film by Božena Němcová. This includes the costume from the Proud Princess or the red dress, which Libuše afránková wore during the filming of Three Nuts for Cinderella at the Ball.

There are also costumes from the Once Upon a King fairy tale. Several types of costumes from Once Upon a King are played out in the fairy tale The Emperor’s Baker – The Baker’s Emperor. They are made of Czech costume brocade and are the oldest, dating back to 1952,” said Věra Krátká, who participated in the technical implementation of the exhibition.

The exhibition contains less than fifty film costumes.

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The exhibition will open last year, when 200 years since the birth of Božena Němcová are celebrated. However, due to the pandemic, its disclosure was delayed.

It will be open from May 10 until the end of this year. Subject to anti-coronavirus measures, visitors can view daily exposure from 9am to 9pm.

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