National Gallery gets the prize of the International Council of Museums for its exposition First Czechoslovak Republic
The collection exposition 1918–1938: First Czechoslovak Republic has been awarded the Prize of the ICOM Czech National Committee in the Gloria Musaealis National Museum Competition. The exposition was inaugurated last year on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia.
The exposition at the Trade Fair Palace was awarded in the special category Prize of the ICOM Czech National Committee. The International Council of Museums – ICOM is an international non-governmental non-profit organisation holding the status of the UNESCO consultant. The extensive exposition project was prepared by curator Anna Pravdová in cooperation with Lada Hubatová-Vacková and Hana Rousová.
Next to paintings and sculptures by leading Czech, Slovak, Czech-German and Carpathian artists (Václav Špála, Josef Čapek, Jindřich Štyrský, Toyen, August Brӧmse, Maxim Kopf, Wenzel Hablik, and others) the exhibition also features works from the famous French collection (Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and others), which the Czechoslovak state bought shortly after its foundation in the 1920s and 1930s.