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Exhibitions for loan

All the exhibitions on offer have caption labels and accompanying texts, and some have catalogues in Czech and English. For more detailed information and a selection of illustrated materials for individual shows, please see: Previous Exhibitions For the terms governing the loan of exhibits and other materials, please see: Loans of items from the collections of the JMP. The exhibition insurance, the shipping of exhibits by a specialist firm, the installation of the exhibition, the costs for the Jewish Museum curator to travel and stay in the venue city and other costs ensuing from the Jewish Museum’s loan terms and current price list shall be paid by the borrower, who will be responsible for maintaining the condition of the exhibits and will be required to observe the relevant terms concerning the exhibiting and return of the exhibits.

Mazal tov - Hodně štěstí - Good luck

This exhibition focuses on the course and attributes of the traditional wedding ceremony of Ashkenazi Jews. The photographs, garments, rings, contracts and many other items on display provide an overall picture of one of the most important events in the life cycle of every individual and show how the wedding has been celebrated by the Jewish community in the past and present. The exhibition was first shown in 2006 at the Jewish Museum’s Robert Guttmann Gallery in Prague.
Curator: Dana Veselská.
Total insurance value of the exhibits: approx. EUR 1 million / USD 1,2 million
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May God Let Him Grow: A Child’s Birth in the Culture and Customs of Bohemian and Moravian Jews

This exhibition focuses on the main ceremonies associated with a child’s birth in Ashkenazic culture and highlights the characteristic items relating to these ceremonies, such as amulets, circumcision tools, circumcision curtains and circumcision books. Also on display are unique synagogue textiles made from the cloth which covers the new-born male during the circumcision ceremony and which is then used as a binder for a Torah scroll or as a lectern cover. The exhibition was first shown in 2009 at the Jewish Museum’s Robert Guttmann Gallery in Prague.
Curator: Dana Veselská.
Total insurance value of the exhibits: approx. EUR 700,000 / USD 840,000
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The Second Life of Czech Torahs - Czech Torah scrolls and binders in the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Memorial Scrolls Centre in London

This exhibition documents a little known incident in 1964 when the former Communist regime sold to the UK a collection of more than 1,500 Torah scrolls from the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague. The exhibition includes a 17-minute documentary film in Czech and English. The exhibition is available on loan either as a series of panels only or with a group of items from the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague (Torah scrolls, silver and textile objects for the protection and adornment of the Torah scrolls, etc.). The exhibition was first shown in 2006 at the Jewish Museum’s Robert Guttmann Gallery in Prague.
Curator: Dana Veselská
Total insurance value of the exhibition without exhibits: EUR 50,000 / USD 60,000
Total insurance value of the exhibits: approx. EUR 900,000 / USD 1,008,000
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Robert Guttmann - Naive Painter and Traveller from Prague

This exhibition focuses on the life and work of the Prague naive painter Robert Guttmann (1880-1942). It documents his tireless promotion of the Jewish national movement and his walking tours in Czechoslovakia and abroad, and features examples of his work - portraits, festive compositions, paintings of Prague synagogues and paintings depicting scenes of traditional Ruthenian life. On display are 20 paintings, 25 drawings and 40 photographs, manuscripts and archive documents. The exhibition was first shown in 2001 at the Jewish Museum’s Robert Guttmann Gallery in Prague.
Curator: Arno Pařík.
Total insurance value of the exhibits: EUR 500,000 / 600,000 USD
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Images of the Prague Ghetto in Paintings by Adolf Kohn and Photographs by Jindřich Eckert

This exhibition depicts Prague’s Jewish and Old towns in photographs taken by Jindřich Eckert in 1896-1903 and in paintings by Adolf Kohn (1868-1956) before and during the ghetto clearance and up until the 1930s. On display are 40 paintings, 40 photographs and documents. The exhibition was first shown in 2003 at the Jewish Museum’s Robert Guttmann Gallery in Prague.
Curator: Arno Pařík.
Total insurance value of the exhibits: EUR 380,000 / USD 456,000
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Vavro Oravec - A Painter of Soul

This exhibition of work by the painter and physician Vavro Oravec (1915-2009) features 36 of his paintings from the 1960s to the 1990s, which Oravec donated to the Jewish Museum in Prague in 2000. Oravec only began painting as an adult. His work retains the originality of a naive view, a unique sensitivity and a distinctive style, revealing the hidden form of things and evoking an atmosphere of a long-lost world. The exhibition was first shown in 2001 at the Jewish Museum’s Spanish Synagogue in Prague.
Curator: Arno Pařík.
Total insurance value of the exhibits: EUR 360,000 / USD 432,000
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Kafka and Prague - in Drawings and Prints by Jarmila Mařanová

This exhibition of work by the well-known graphic artist and painter Jarmila Mařanová (1926-2009), who focused on Prague motifs and illustrations of works by Franz Kafka throughout her life. On display are 50 large-scale monotypes for Kafka’s short stories and novels (The Trial and America) as well as 20 lithographic views of Prague and Kafka portraits, which Mařanová donated to the Jewish Museum in Prague. The exhibition was first shown in 2008 at the Jewish Museum’s Robert Guttmann Gallery in Prague.
Curator: Arno Pařík.
Total insurance value of the exhibits: EUR 480,000 / USD 576,000
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Long-lost Faces - Recollections of Holocaust Victims in Documents and Photographs

This exhibition is the outcome of the successful “Help Search for Neighbours who Disappeared” project. Through a series of appeals and interviews in the press and on the radio and television, the Jewish Museum in Prague asked the public to provide mementos, photographs, documents and other material that recall the lives and fate of their pre-war Jewish relatives or friends. The exhibition seeks to remind present and future generations of the people who once lived among us and who became innocent victims of one of the greatest crimes in the history of mankind. The exhibition was first shown in 2004 at the Jewish Museum’s Robert Guttmann Gallery in Prague.
Curator: Jana Šplíchalová.
Total insurance value of the exhibits: EUR 15,000 / USD 18,000
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