Exhibition Masaryk and the Holy Land

Masaryk Days 2024: Restless World

This year, Masaryk Days will be introduced by the travelling exhibition Masaryk and the Holy Land, which can be seen during February at the University Centre in Telč and then from 12 to 31 March at the Mendel Museum.

The exhibition Masaryk and the Holy Land represents a somewhat forgotten event. That the first Czechoslovak president was a well-known advocate of the Jewish people and the idea of Zionism is well known. The fact that he made a trip to the Holy Land in the spring of 1927 is probably no longer known to many. It was the first ever visit by an official head of state of the so-called "yishuv" to what was then Mandatory Palestine. Although Masaryk declared his trip to be private and under a secret name for security reasons, local leading thinkers, politicians and ordinary people attached great importance to it. Symbolically, for them it was an expression of support and a unique event. Strangely enough, the journey has been almost forgotten by historians, but it has never been forgotten by the people of Israel. For them it was and is an "unforgettable journey". And it is about this journey that the travelling exhibition prepared by the National Museum in Prague on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of TGM's death in 2017 has moved from the Krnov Synagogue to the premises of Masaryk University in Telč. In March 2024 it will be moved to the Mendel Museum for its Brno part of Masaryk Days.

1 – 29 February ​| Exhibition at the University Centre Telč

Free admission, open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Library of the University Centre of Masaryk University in Telč, nám. Zachariáše z Hradce 2, Telč

12 – 31 March ​| Exhibition in the greenhouse of the Augustinian Abbey in Brno

Entrance to the exhibition through the reception of the Mendel Museum, open
Tuesday–Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greenhouse of the Augustinian Abbey – Mendel Museum, Mendlovo náměstí 1a,

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