As the part of the Book World Prague 2016 the monograph named “Books discovered once again” was officially introduces to the audience. The book written by Mgr. Marcela Strouhalova, the historian of the project, is the last output of the first phase of the same named project supported by the EEA grants.
The responsibility of Stiftelsen Arkivet in the Books Discovered Once Again project is to organize one of the two disciplinary closing seminars, and to explore the genre of virtual exhibit in order to communicate the project and field of knowledge to a broader audience.
The National Library has initiated unique research documenting confiscated books and books dispossessed and brought to Czechoslovakia during World War II or shortly afterwards. These books were scattered among many institutions and a large number of books were lost forever. Nevertheless, they form an integral part of our cultural heritage and are often the only mementos of their original owners. They also represent examples of the way cultural heritage is/has been treated.
The project Books Discovered Once Again is funded by EEA and Norway Grants within the Programme CZ 06 - Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Art. The seventeen-month international project aimed at books confiscated or brought to the country is running from 1 January 2015 to 31 May 2016. The principle project implementer is the National Library of the Czech Republic, and the foreign partner is the Norwegian foundation Stiftelsen Arkivet.