Art Forged in Iron / Blacksmith’s and Locksmith’s Art in the Collections of the City of Prague Museum

Art Forged in Iron / Blacksmith’s and Locksmith’s Art in the Collections of the City of Prague Museum

Place:
Ctěnice Chateau

Date:
14. 5. 2017 – 1. 10. 2017

The City of Prague Museum’s collection of locks and ironwork was established shortly after the museum’s foundation; today it comprises up to 1,350 items.

The first part of the blacksmith and locksmith art exhibition will present examples of the locksmith craft. Visitors learn about the history of locking mechanisms, lock types, and ironwork. The second part of the exhibition is dedicated to the large-sized blacksmith art; the earliest items come from the Baroque era. Emphasis is put on objects which either were made in Prague or connected their ‘life’ with the city. The current works of blacksmith art are situated in Ctěnice Chateau’s exteriors. Various cultural events, vocational school presentations, and workshops will accompany the exhibition.

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