The Exhibition “Jakub Schikaneder (1855–1924)” Is Prolonged
The exhibition Jakub Schikaneder (1855-1924), held in the Waldstein Riding School in Prague, has been visited by more than 50 thousand viewers to the present day. The public greatly enjoyed not only the exhibition itself but also the accompanying programmes, organized by the Department of Education of the National Gallery in Prague. The Gallery thus made an arrangement with the lenders and can proudly announce that the exhibition is prolonged due to the extraordinary visitorsʼ interest and will run till Sunday, 13 January 2013.
An extraordinary asset of the exhibition which best serves to understand Jakub Schikanederʼs oeuvre is the precisely elaborated monograph. The exhibition Jakub Schikaneder (1855-1924) also became an example of increased visitorsʼ comfort which has been in systematic focus of the Gallery since the early 2012. Beside other things, the National Gallery in Prague came to pay much attention to childrensʼ visitors and to the services aimed at the handicapped. Apart from the concise catalogue and printed guide to the exhibition for the adult visitors, the Gallery prepared The Diary of Jakub S. - a special publication focusing on the oeuvre and period of Jakub Schikaneder (1855-1924) which provides numerous ideas and games for children. The book can be completed by the young visitors, who can inscribe, draw and paste into it. Yet another childrensʼ programme is the interactive computer game devoted to Schikanederʼs life and oeuvre, which can be found at the website www.schikaneder.cz.
The visitors are not only offered the accompanying programmes (please see attached in detail) and the audio-guide, but - for the first time in the history of the National Gallery in Prague - a unique electronic guide in signed language for the persons suffering from hearing disorder.