- Hans Weber
- February 1, 2023
Embassy of Ukraine in Prague / Velvyslanectví Ukrajiny v Praze
The National Museum in Prague spoke Ukrainian.
The launch of the Ukrainian-language audio guide to the Central Museum of the Czech Republic took place on August 24 as part of the ICOM International Council of Museums, which brought 1,500 participants from all over the world to the Czech capital. The First Lady of Ukraine Elena Zelenska addressed the video to the attendees.
“The National Museum in Prague, a historic building of which was barbarically shot during the occupation of Czechoslovakia in August 1968, understands the pain of Ukrainian museum workers trying to save their exposures under fire.
In these conditions, we are especially grateful to the world for joint cultural projects. This is a sign that Ukraine and the civilized world have a common language. Language of art and culture,” said Elena Zelenska at the opening.
The First Lady thanked the management of the National Museum for the introduction of the Ukrainian-language guide and urged museums from other countries to join this initiative: “I address the dear representatives of museums – in your halls there are definitely more Ukrainians yv. Scattered around the world by war, they study the countries that gave them refuge. And it’s great if they can do it in their native language”.
Ukrainian-language audio guide will be available on the seven excursion tracks of the museum:
Wonders of evolution (exposure supplemented by elements of augmented reality)
час A window into prehistoric times.
History of the Czech Republic.
History of the Czech Republic of the twentieth century.
“We will not give up! » (history of resistance to Nazistsʹkomu and communist regimes).
ля Walk through the museum from the roof to the basement.
Museum as a symbol: museum architecture.
The National Museum of Prague often hosts school lessons in biology and history, so we hope that especially the audio guide will appreciate Ukrainian schoolchildren who will start studying in Czech schools this year and have not yet mastered the Czech language.
The audio guide to the Museum is available for free in the form of a mobile app for Android and iOS. Download and install the National Museum app, change the language to Ukrainian and guide to the Museum!
Link to download the audio guide: https://www.nm.cz/en/national-museum-in-your-pocket .
We are convinced that most Ukrainians who have been living in Prague for some time are well familiar with the historical building of the Museum, the glazed dome of which is an integral part of Prague’s landscape panoramas.
Now you have another reason why it is necessary to plan a trip to the Museum!