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National Technical Museum Prague
January 29th, 2013 – 90 years of Czech technical standardization
The bureau for technical standards, metrology and testing (ÚNMZ), in cooperation with the National Technical Museum, has prepared an exhibition documenting its ninety-year tradition in Czech lands. Visitors will experience the history of setting technical standards, here as well as in foreign countries, starting with standard building stones in Egypt, see the breakthrough creation of standards in the Škoda Plzeň factory, right up through modern standards for nanotechnology and biomimetics. They will learn about the activities of standards commissions, the center for technical standards and the current structure and tasks of the actual ÚNMZ. The exhibition is housed in the National Technical Museum and opens January 29th, 2013.
November 2nd, 2012 - Petite Pearls of Czech Architecture
The National Technical Museum in cooperation with the TITANIC publishing house has prepared an exhibit titled "Petite Pearls of Czech Architecture", opening November 2nd, 2012 and running through March 31st, 2013. The Chapel of Our Lord's Agony, a village square, a water fountain, a crematorium, an apiary, a defensive medieval tower, a windmill and a small hydro-electric powerplant are all structures that are physically fairly small, but are examples of beautiful architectural craftsmanship, each with its own unique history. This graphically expressive exhibition is based on color photographs by Pavel Frič, supplemented with verses by David Vavra and short vignettes by Jiří T. Kotalík, filled with interesting facts and references. The exhibit brings together little-known places and structures with those much more commonly cited in textbooks.
October 5, 2012 - Exhibition How Fingerhut became Náprstek The basic premise of the exhibit is the person of Vojtěch Náprstek (1826-1894) and his efforts to acquaint the Czech public with technological advances, which peaked with the founding of the Czech Technical Museum in 1862. This is the 150th anniversary of the founding of technical museum collections in our land.