Ústav dějin umění Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i.

Josef Schulz and photography

We cordially invite you to the exhibition Architect and photography. One of the stories of Josef Schulz in the Window Gallery (Husova 4, Prague 1).

The opening of the exhibition takes place on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 at 6 p. m. in the backyard of the Institute of Art History of the CAS (entrance from Na Perštýně street).

Josef Schulz (1840–1917) is known by most of us mainly as an architect, the author of the design for the building of the National Museum, co-author of the Rudolfinum or the author of the reconstruction of the building of the National Theatre in Prague that had been destroyed by fire. Few people know that, besides architecture, he was also interested in photography throughout his life. The aim of the exhibition is to present Josef Schulz as a proficient photographer-amateur and collector of photographs and to show how his architectural and photographic interests intertwined with one another. The focal point of the exhibits is comprised of photographs (i.e., reproductions of collodion negatives and albumen positives) from the collection of the Department of Documentation of the Institute of Art History of the CAS, supplemented by several images and documents from other institutions (Prague City Archives and the Archives of the National Museum).

The exhibition was prepared by Petra Trnková from the Department of Documentation of the Institute of Art History of the CAS.

pdf Guide to the exhibition
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