Jews in the Bohemian Lands, 10th-18th Century

Permanent exhibition
Jewish Museum in Prague
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The Maisel Synagogue in Prague, one of the dominant buildings of the former Jewish Town of Prague, was reopened to the public in 2015 after a comprehensive reconstruction.

The Jewish Museum’s new exhibition is entitled JEWS IN THE BOHEMIAN LANDS, 10TH–18TH CENTURY. It draws on the latest research findings and makes the topic more attractive as a result of its new arrangement, its selection of exhibits and, above all, the inclusion of audio-visual and interactive elements. Particularly worthy of note is the several-minute “Flight Over the Prague Jewish Town” in its pre-redevelopment form, as based on Langweil’s famous model of Prague. This unique virtual tour is projected onto a large screen in the main nave of the synagogue. It has been put together as a result of a collaboration by the Jewish Museum in Prague, the City of Prague Museum and the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT). The exhibition seeks to convey the inner life of Jewish communities in the Bohemian lands and to show the diversity of their relationship with the wider society.

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