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NTM hosts ‘Czech Castles & Chateaux’ exhibition until Nov. 13

  • Date:2024-06-18
Czech Castles and Chateaux

The National Taiwan Museum, in collaboration with the Czech National Museum and Czech National Heritage Institute, is hosting the international exhibition “Czech Castles & Chateaux” from June 13 to Nov. 13. The exhibition presents a selection of the most captivating castles and chateaux of Bohemia and Moravia, two of the historic areas that make up the Czech state. 


Castles, fortified residences of the Middle Ages, were built from the 12th to the early 16th century. In the modern era (from the 16th to the 19th century), they were replaced by comfortable and often sumptuously furnished chateaux. This exhibition highlights sites of European importance, including not only those already on UNESCO’s list (e.g. Prague Castle, Český Krumlov Castle, and Telč Chateau) but also many other potential candidates (e.g. Karlštejn, Křivoklát, Jindřichův Hradec). This selection also includes impressive and romantic ruins, castles turned into imposing chateau-like residences, and modern palaces surrounded by splendid.


Established in 1818, the Czech National Museum is the largest in the country. This exhibition showcases several invaluable collections from the museum, including the Harmonia Macrocosmica, one of the most significant celestial cartographic works of the 17th century, and a Roman Missal published in 1686, which was the main liturgical book used during the celebration of Mass in that period.