An exhibition on occassion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution entitled In the Shadow of Normalization 69-89 begins today at the top of Wenceslas Square. The twenty panels will display period photographs from the archive of the Czech News Agency (ČTK), which depict this square in different moments of the history of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. The exhibition will last until 4 November.
"The exhibition is framed by the key events of 1969 and 1989, whose anniversaries are commemorated this year. It follows the gradually growing resistance to the totalitarian regime that culminated in Wenceslas Square in November 1989," said Monika Vlková, Project Manager of the New Town Association of Prague.
The accompanying program will be accompanied by guided tours of the exhibition and walks on Wenceslas Square, showing how the square looked from 1969 to 1989. People need to register in advance for a guided tour. The project is organized by the Association of the New Town of Prague.