Výstavní politika oddělení novodobých českých dějin v letech 1973–1989
|Keywords||National Museum, exhibition policy, normalisation, interpretation of history, history of the twentieth century|
|Citation||JUNEK, Marek. Výstavní politika oddělení novodobých českých dějin v letech 1973–1989. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia. Prague: National Museum, 2018, 72(3-4), 44-52. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/amnph.2018.014. ISSN 2570-6845 (print), 2570-6853 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/amnph/72-3-4/vystavni-politika-oddeleni-novodobych-ceskych-dejin-v-letech-19731989|
The National Museum started increasingly to engage in exhibitions devoted to twentieth-century history, subsequent to the foundation of the Department of modern Czech history. Until then, it had left this subject area to the Party museums in Prague. Individual exhibitions were particularly devoted to anniversaries marking the emergence of KSČ (the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia), the Slovak national uprising, the end of the War, the year 1948 and building socialism. They varied in standard, and were based on ideas from the document “Lessons from the evolution of the crisis in the party and society after the 13th KSČ congress of 1970” and on the associated museological methodologies. However, at the same time they were conceived in a manner that reflected the acquisition conception of the Department, and sought to present political as well as cultural, economic and social topics. They also endeavoured to portray everyday life. All these exhibitions may thus be considered a preparatory stage that culminated in the permanent exhibition on the history of the twentieth century.