Human being history is full of migration, coexistence and mixing of various cultures. When we look back through the history, we can see many lessons to take and bare them in mind in connection to current situation in Europe. Also we – members of Sladovna gallery – decided to create an inspiring area where can children and adult meet the topic of different cultures and work with the fear that it might bring, think of it and try to understand it.
The exhibition tells a story about 83 emigrants from West Bohemian village Stod, who believed in better life in New Zealand. In 1863 they sold their property and set off a long journey to New Zealand. This exhibition enables to all visitors to experience the emigrant´s story and to realize what that big change in their lives meant to them.
At this exhibition, the visitors are forced to say good bye to everything well-known and to decide, what to take with them for that long journey. They will also go by train, get on board a ship, go through the swamp and forest, and they will meet a Maori´s tribal chief Te Hemara. Visitors will also have a chance to tattoo their face and at the end, they will found a new village. That is exactly how exciting the journey leading to different cultures can be.
Info for visitors
17.11. 2015 – 24.4. 2016
No reservation needed
Every Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The exhibition is suitable for children from 7 years and their parents.
Entry to exhibition without shoes.