Ostrava Unseen

Type: Exhibition
Date: 23.March - 30.June 2017
Venue: Ostrava City Museum
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Exhibition goal: to show what had not been normally available or had not been exhibited yet.

Sections of the exhibition:

Oldest Ostrava – the period of mammoth hunters, the Venus of Petřkovice, a massive mammoth tusk, the Amber Trail

Medieval Ostrava – the oldest surviving historical documents, archeological finds from that period, a sterling silver treasure

Vibrant Ostrava – the transformation of the city, ironworks in Vítkovice, mines, railway station and the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway

Ostrava at the Confluence – a unique floodplain landscape, land borders on rivers, fords, plants and animals

Poetic Ostrava – artists from Ostrava and its region, drawings by Jan Sládek

Ostrava and People – old photographs from collections of the Ostrava City Museum

The originals on display:

From 23 to 28 March: The testament of Bishop Bruno with the first written mention of Ostrava (1267, deposited in Olomouc)

From 19 to 23 April: The privilege from Charles IV granting market right (1362, deposited in the Archives of the City of Ostrava)

From 17 to 21 May: The Dražice Manuscript (before 1343, deposited in the Archives of the Prague Castle)

From 7 to 11 June: The Venus of Petřkovice (23 thousand years, deposited in the Moravian Museum in Brno)