Museums and galleries in the Czech Republic will have to close on Friday as the country tightens its coronavirus restrictions. However, three major exhibitions, showcasing unique loans from abroad, have been given an exemption by the Ministry of Culture. The decision has evoked sharp reactions from other gallerists, who call it unfair.Continue Reading

The hectic run-up to Christmas is now linked to an anniversary that makes Czechs slow down and reflect on the important values in life – the death of playwright, dissident and president Václav Havel nine years ago, on December 18, 2011. Václav Havel was a moral authority for Czechs as he re-moulded the role of president and led the country in the transition from a totalitarian regime to a Western-style democracy. Increasingly people are now looking to the philosophical legacy he left behind.Continue Reading