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Exhibition The Heritage of lost landscapes of Czechia II

From 17 May to 31 August 2022, the exhibition „The Heritage of lost landscapes of Czechia II“ will take place in the building of the Faculty of Science of Charles University Albertov 6, on the 2nd floor in the foyer of the Map Collection. The exhibition presents the results of a project from the NAKI II programme of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic focused on the documentation and reconstruction of 40 transformed territories or extinct landscapes of the Czech Republic. The processing of sources took place on the basis of geoinformatics, historical and geographical methods. Viewers will get acquainted with the analysis of the area, which will be presented not only with cartographic and visual materials, but also with 3D models.


The exhibition is one of results of the project, which deals with the theme of heritage of lost landscapes in the territory of Czechia. Its aim is to identify, document, reconstruct and present the heritage of landscapes that were lost during the period of dynamic societal changes since the end of the 18th century, with emphasis on: 1) utilization of historical sources and modem technologies for identification, documentation, reconstruction of cultural heritage and values of various types of landscapes; 2) on the example of lost landscapes present diversity of cultural landscape heritage and contribute to the establishment of conditions for its systematic protection, presentation and utilization in education and regional development.

For the purposes of the project heritage means a process of active and intentional (re)presentation of the past, the aim of which is to express the identity of those, who (re)present. Heritage is thus being formed out of certain reasons and for certain purpose. This applies to landscape heritage as well. Neither landscape, nor its heritage are unalterable, both have multihistoric character and are subject of (re)construction, (trans)formation, (re)interpretation, (re)presentation, or aestheticization and commodification. Heritage of cultural landscape is_ a source of knowledge about history of society as well as nature. It is also an important part of the process of formation of territorial identities and self-consciousness of local communities.

The main result of the project will consist of the web information system (portal www.zaniklekrajiny.cz) on lost landscapes including freely accessible Digital atlas, interactive and mobile software map applications for public. During the project two exhibitions, conference, workshops will be organized and specialized maps and other publications will be prepared. Landscapes represent certain values and people, who live in them, should have active interest in condition and management of their heritage.


Opening of the exhibition: 17 May 2022 at 12 noon in the building of the Charles University in Prague, Albertov 6, on the 2nd floor in the foyer of the Map Collection.

Contacts for the authors of the exhibition:

doc. RNDr. Lucie Kupková, Ph.D. (lucie.kupkova@natur.cuni.cz), 605 181 181

doc. RNDr. Pavel Chromý, Ph.D. (pavel.chromy@natur.cuni.cz), 221 951 425


Published: May 10, 2022 12:00 AM

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