Jewish Museum in Prague

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Catalogue of Synagogue Textiles

English, format 22 x 31 cm, 372 pp., hardback in a case

500 full-colour illustrations of textile items (100 full-page)

The Jewish Museum in Prague has published a de luxe catalogue of synagogue textiles from its collections for the exhibition „For Dignity and Adornment“ at the Imperial Stables, Prague Castle (March–June 2003). The catalogue texts and illustrations cover most of the textiles presented at the exhibition, as well as other select examples of the rich diversity of the Museum’s textile holdings, amounting to a thousand items. Moreover, they broaden the scope of information on individual groups of textiles by adding other striking examples. The wide variety of the collection is reflected in 500 full-colour illustrations.

The introductory part of the catalogue comprises texts by Museum staff and other experts. The initial essay by Ludmila Kybalová deals with the history, structure and basic working of the textile collection. Other essays cover the following areas: the specific symbols of Moravian synagogue textiles (Dana Veselská), valances and their specific iconography (Dana Veselská and Michaela Scheibová), textiles of oriental provenance (Markéta Procházková), fabrics of Chinese provenance (Zlata Černá), the historical background of donors (Alexandr Putík), the development of Hebrew dedicatory inscriptions and the contemporary use of Czech and German inscriptions (Jiřina Šedinová), the donation of synagogue textiles as reflected in epitaphs (Vlastimila Hamáčková), the restoration of textiles at the Jewish Museum in Prague (Veronika Nauschová and Helena Votočková), and the identification of collection points (Magda Veselská).

The following, extensive, part of the catalogue covers synagogue textile items – curtains, Torah mantles, valances and covers. Catalogue entries also include the name of the donor and information on the place from where the item came.

The catalogue ends with a glossary of Hebrew terms and an index of names and localities.
The catalogue will definitely be an indispensable source for experts dealing with Jewish material culture and for specialists responsible for textile collections at specialized museums around the world. Familiarity with the textile collection of the Jewish Museum in Prague will undoubtedly enrich the quality of research to date. It may also be assumed that this catalogue will be a useful source for the general public - artists, designers, teachers, students of various disciplines, and lovers of art in general.

How to order:
Select state number of copies, and send your order.
The order will be immediately confirmed by email.
Send a cheque made out to the Jewish Museum in Prague for the relevant amount covering the cost of the book(s) + postage.
The book(s) will be sent to you by airmail upon receipt of your cheque.

 

 

Textiles from Bohemian and Moravian Synagogue

Price :

59 USD

59 EURO

PCs.
Postage and Packaging Europe:

1 book

21 EURO

 

2 books

24 EURO

3 books

27.5 EURO

USA/Israel 30 USD 46 USD 67 USD
Other Countries: 42 USD 61.5 USD 90 USD

For 4 and more units please contact us on address: sales(z)jewishmuseum.cz

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CD-ROM Synagogue Textiles

An interactive CD ROM (“Synagogue Textiles”) has been released by the Jewish Museum in Prague in order to supply enough information to those who are interested in its textile collection. It was prepared in English, Czech, German, French and Italian. This CD Rom presents complete information, along with rich photodocumentation, on a group of 185 synagogue textiles from the collection. It enables the viewing of the collection according to material, techniques and iconography and also arranges the textiles according to the localities and periods in which they were made.

How to order:
Select state number of copies, and send your order.
The order will be immediately confirmed by email.
Send a cheque made out to the Jewish Museum in Prague for the relevant amount covering the cost of the CD(s) + postage.
The CD(s) will be sent to you by airmail upon receipt of your cheque.

Postage and Packaging: Europa: 7 EUR, USA , Israel and Australia: 12.5 USD

 

 

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