President Klaus opens exhibition honoring first Czechoslovak president

02-03-2010

On Tuesday President Vaclav Klaus opened an exhibition dedicated to one of the co-founders of Czechoslovakia and the country’s first president, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. The exhibition, which marks the 160th anniversary of Masaryk’s birth aims to portray him not just as a great statesman and philosopher, but also to touch upon the human side of the country’s most respected politician ever. On exhibit are photographs, art works and furniture from Masaryk’s home. Prague Castle’s Masaryk library which is usually closed to the public will be open on the weekend.