Sculptor discovers monument by National Museum was actually dedicated to Jan Palach

A sculptor tasked with reconstructing the communist era pylon in front of
the National Museum’s New Building has discovered old documents which
show the monument’s author, Czech architect Karel Prager, dedicated it to
Jan Palach, who set himself alight and died in 1969, in protest of the
Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. The museum is now considering
restoring the original memorial.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018