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Feb 1, 2019 12:00 AM - Dec 24, 2019 12:00 AM


The Czech Centre Seoul is opening an exhibition 1968 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jan Palach’s self-immolation. Jan Palach was a Czech student of history and political economy at Charles University in Prague, who sacrifice his life in political protest against the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and the passive attitude of the public. On 16th January 1969 he burnt himself in front of the National Museum on the Wenceslas Square in Prague. He was transported with serious burns to a hospital, where he died 3 days later. The exhibition 1968 deals with the Prague Spring period and the following Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. The goal of the exhibition is to provide a general overview of the situation of Czechoslovakia at that time by setting it in an international and historical context. Besides the development preceding and following the Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion, the exhibition engages in Czechoslovakian culture, art and society in 1960s. The exhibition was made by Czech Centres and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic last year. Until the end of February visitors have an opportunity to learn more about modern Czech history through more extensive digital version of the exhibition.


Title: Exhibition 1968 

Period: February 1 – December 24, 2019 

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 – 17:00

Venue:  Czech Centre Seoul (17, Gyeonghuigung 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul)


We cordially ask visitors to contact the Czech Centre Seoul (02-6272-0002) before visiting.



Seogyo-dong 395-19, Mapo-gu
03176 Seoul
South Korea


From: Feb 1, 2019 12:00 AM
To: Dec 24, 2019 12:00 AM


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