31. 5. 2020 – 5. 4. 2021
Czech fairy tales are full of craftsmen ranging from shoemakers to tailors, goldsmiths, and gardeners. Many various crafts are presented but the majority of fairy tales would not get by without the crafts that provided the population with food: millers, bakers, butchers, sausage makers, and fishermen. The exhibition focuses on the reflection of this phenomenon in films through the wide selection of stage properties and costumes from the famous Czech fairy tale films, and there is much more: the exhibition offers many surprises and games, amusement as well as learning.
The exhibition Jack of All Trades, Master of None? invites visitors to the fairy-tale world of crafts. Is the saying ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ true? Honest artisans certainly do not lead a hand-to-mouth existence. But there are others who confirm this saying for they do not complete their apprenticeship and never finish things. The shoemaker Jíra and the princess Jasněnka will introduce shoemaking to us, the magic old woman will disclose the art of herbalists, Eliška’s father from The Princess from the Mill will show us the miller’s trade, and the children from Brtník Castle will present the art of construction to us. Moreover, we will uncover the magic of Princess Lada’s cook, the holder of the Order of the Golden Stirring Spoon and the Order of the Mouse Fur of Princess Lada, and King Miroslav will teach us the art of gardening.
The exhibition takes place on the ground floor and in the cellars of Ctěnice Chateau.
Architect and graphic design: Mgr. Jana Sommerová,
Texts, research: Mgr. Kateřina Hankeová, Mgr. Hana Klabanová
Production: Mgr. Eliška Doleželová