The ‘Life of children under Emperor Franz Joseph I‘ exhibition aims to find a way to interpret all features of childhood at the end of the Hasburg monarchy. It will focus mainly on games and toys, child care or school attendance and effects of problems on the children, their families and the overall society.
The exhibition is all about the awakening of our ancestors role in understanding childhood and how they played an important role in shaping it. At the end of second half of the 19th century, child education started seeking a bigger role in society. Children were no longer considered “a small adult” but instead society was becoming aware of protecting them by legislation.
There will be over 400 exhibits, text, images and photo concerning the topics of “birth and baptism, child care, education, toys and games, health, school, celebrations, child labor,” etc. and dioramas and figurines relating to the reign of the Emperors Francis Joseph I. and Charles I.
Games, children’s corner, worksheets for schools and themed weekends shall educate the children as well as keep them entertained.
National Museum New Building
Vinohradská 1, 110 00 Praha 1
Opening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
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