Vzpomínka na rok 1989. Ze sbírkového fondu Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích
|Velvet revolution, Civil Forum, České Budějovice, Mojmír Prokop, South Bohemian Museum in České Budějovice
|PETRÁŠ, Jiří. Vzpomínka na rok 1989. Ze sbírkového fondu Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích. Journal of the National Museum. History Series. Prague: National Museum, 2019, 188(3-4), 25–40. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/cnm.2019.005. ISSN 1214-0627. Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/jotnmhs/188-3-4/vzpominka-na-rok-1989-ze-sbirkoveho-fondu-jihoceskeho-muzea-v-ceskych-budejovicich
The goal of this study was to remind people of the period immediately following 17th November 1989. We wanted to point out the importance of previously overlooked museum collections in documenting our development, and draw attention to museums as a source of learning and knowledge. It was interesting to view the equipment and items used by students and the Civil Forum when addressing the public and promoting their ideas – posters, leaflets, film shots, various three-dimensional items, and also the technical equipment that strike committees used during their work. The second important part of the study was analysis of three speeches by Mojmír Prokop, spokesman of the Civil Forum in České Budějovice, during the course of the first half of November and the beginning of December 1989 – we saw the impression his speeches gave (how they reflected the changing society-wide situation), his emphasis of various topics and their selection. The process by which these people became members of power structures, how they were co-opted into national committees on all levels and also into the Federal Assembly, was also interesting.