The Jewish Museum in Prague allows Central European Jews to celebrate their heritage, and serves as an important education in ... More
Jewish Museum in Prague
The Jewish Museum in Prague allows Central European Jews to celebrate their heritage, and serves as an important education in Prague's history for any visitor to the city. The museum has survived Nazi occupation and the Communist regime since its establishment in 1906. The museum has been sustained by its commitment to Jewish heritage and community. It houses an extraordinary collection of Judaic art and artifacts from Central Europe, and operates public exhibitions in historical sites around the city of Prague, such as the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Maisel Synagogue, the Pinkas Synagogue, the Klausen Synagogue, the Jewish Ceremonial Hall, and the Spanish Synagogue .
This section of the Jewish Museum focuses on customs and traditions. The central role of ritual in Jewish life is
emphasized by a rich array of objectsperhaps the finest collection of craft work in the entire museum. Downstairs, are ...
Visit this imposing 1920s building for a thorough study of Czech modern art. Czech art followed the same general lines
of development as that of Western Europe, but with an underlying layer of Slavic spirituality witness the moody landscapes ...
There are modest displays on the life and works of the most famous of Czech composers, with his music ever
playing in the background. The charming upstairs hall is used for concerts during tourist season. The jewel box like ...