Exhibition "Queen Dagmar, Princess of Bohemia" in Copenhagen
01.11.2012 / 13:02
The travelling exhibition "Queen Dagmar, Princess of Bohemia" was presented at the Faculty Library of Humanities of the University of Copenhagen 15-31 October 2012.
The exhibition was launched with opening speeches by the Czech Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka, Erland Kolding Nielsen, the Director of the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Hans Christian Mikkelsen, the Director of the Faculty Library of Humanities, and Professor John Lind – one of the authors of the exhibition’s texts. Together with the exhibition panels on the wall there were also presented the unique originals of the ballads about Queen Dagmar from the Royal Library’s collection.
The opening speech by Erland Kolding Nielsen, the Director of the Royal Library in Copenhagen
The opening speech by the Czech Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka (on the right)
The opening speech by Prof. John Lind (in the middle)
The exhibition which was prepared by the Czech Embassy in Copenhagen is made of 20 panels with texts about the Přemysl Dynasty, the Valdemar Dynasty and other historical facts and legends written by Czech and Danish historians. The graphic setup was arranged by Ivan Prokop.
From the left: The Czech Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka together with Erland Kolding Nielsen, the Director of the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Photo: Hasse Ferrold
The original of the ballads about Queen Dagmar from the Royal Library’s collection
The exhibition Queen Dagmar, Princess of Bohemia travels around Denmark in the year that we commemorate the 800th anniversary of a historical person who embodied a direct personal connection between Denmark and the Czech Republic. The exhibition was first presented in May 2012 in Ribe (where the Queen lived and died) during the festival Dagmar800. Another host of this exhibition became Ringsted where Dagmar is buried. After the third stop, this time in Copenhagen, the exhibition travelled to the Roskilde Library where it will be held 2-30 November 2012. The exhibition will later continue its journey to Aarhus.
The exhibition "Queen Dagmar, Princess of Bohemia"
The Czech version of the exhibition which was created due to the Czech Ambassador’s initiative and support by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic was held 27 September – 30 October 2012 at the National Library in Prague. The exhibition will be ceremonially opened 8 November 2012 in Kutná Hora, the Czech twin town of Ringsted. Afterwards it will be shown at the Moravian Museum in Brno (January-February 2013), the Regional Museum in Olomouc and other cities in the Czech Republic.
The Faculty Library of Humanities of the University of Copenhagen