Czech Senate roundtable about the Museum of Memory of the 20th Century

Prague, 12 September – The Committee on Education, Science, Culture, Human Rights and Petitions of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic with its Chairperson Mr Jiří Drahoš and its Member Mr David Smoljak organised a roundtable called “Do we need a museum of memory of the 20th century?” on 12 September in Prague. A discussion was held about the need for such a museum, its goals and location, and international examples of similar projects were presented as well. Representatives of the City of Prague, politicians, historians and other important organisations were involved in the discussion. The Platform was represented by its Managing Director Mr Peter Rendek, who introduced its activities and offered further help and willingness to participate on such a project from the perspective of international know-how and experience of similar organisations and museums gathered under the Platform.

The idea of establishing of new Museum of Memory of the 20th Century in Prague was unanimously adopted by the City Hall of Prague in recent days. As it was presented by Prague City Councillor Ms Hana Kordová Marvanová the plan is to open the museum to the public within 3 years. Since the very beginning of the project the Platform has been participating in working meetings and supports the idea of new museums of this kind in Prague.

 

Photo: Martin Vadas