Exhibition opening “Queen Dagmar, Princess of Bohemia“ in Ringsted
10.08.2012 / 10:37
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On 9 August 2012, the travelling exhibition “Queen Dagmar, Princess of Bohemia“ was opened at Historiens Hus – the Ringsted Museum and Archive.
The exhibition was launched by the director of the Museum, Kirsten Henriksen, and Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka together with the Mayor of Ringsted, Niels Ulrich Hermansen.
The exhibition was prepared by the Czech Embassy in Denmark and was presented for the first time during the Festival Dagmar800 in Ribe in May 2012. The exhibition consists of 20 panels with pictures and texts. The texts about the Přemysl Dynasty, the Valdemar Dynasty and other historical facts and legends were written by Czech and Danish historians. The graphic setup was arranged by Ivan Prokop.
The exhibition “Queen Dagmar, Princess of Bohemia“
The Czech Embassy participated in the commemorative events on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the death of Queen Dagmar – the only queen from medieval times who still lives in the legends today. Dagmar also embodies a direct personal connection between Denmark and the Czech Republic. Queen Dagmar died in Ribe but she was buried in St. Bendt's Church in Ringsted. This year´s traditional Middle Age Festival in Ringsted in August was devoted to Queen Dagmar and our exhibition was part of the festival´s programme. During the festival, the Ringsted Municipality welcomed the representatives from their Czech twin town, Kutná Hora, and its choir Cantica.
The opening of the exhibition “Queen Dagmar, Princess of Bohemia“.
The Mayor of Ringsted Niels Ulrich Hermansen (left) with Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka.
The Mayor of Ringsted Niels Ulrich Hermansen (in the middle) is looking at illustrator R. Fučíková´s poster.
Representatives from Ringsted, the regional and cultural institutions as well as the public were present at the exhibition opening. The exhibition will remain installed at the Ringsted Museum and Archive until 14 October 2012. Historiens Hus will present it to schools and other interested groups. Afterwards the exhibition will travel around to other museums and libraries in Denmark. The Czech version of the exhibition will be presented for the first time in Klementinum Library in Prague at the end of September.
Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka together with the director of the Museum, Kirsten Henriksen (in the middle).
From the left: Consul B. Stejskalová, Ambassador Z. Lyčka and the Mayor of Ringsted N. U. Hermansen