Eliška Krásnohorská is mainly associated with her vast literary output and patriotism. Less well known, however, is her key role in the history of the Czech women’s movement. Krásnohorská was the initiator of women’s education in the Czech Republic. She established a grammar school (gymnasium) for girls, the first of its kind in Central Europe. She also enabled the first women to attend university.
Thanks to Eliška Krásnohorská, women today can study, decide on their profession, choose their partner, live alone, play sports, vote, go for a walk alone or visit a café alone.
The fact that nothing of this was commonplace at the turn of the century is the main topic of this exhibition.