PREPARATIONS FOR THE BIENNALE 2020 – 5.3. CONTRACT SIGNED WITH THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
Preparations of the PPCP Biennale at the National Museum
On March 5th 2020, President of Prestige Philately Club Prague, JUDr. Tomáš Mádl, and General Director of the National Museum, PhDr. Michal Lukes Ph.D., signed a contract of cooperation between PPCP and NM in preparation of the PPCP Biennale exhibition entitled “Treasures of World Philately”.
The exhibition will be held from November 7th to 22nd 2020. In the ceremonial halls on the 2nd floor of the National Museum, 80 to 100 individual rarities of extraordinary importance from the collections of members of PPCP, Club de Monte Carlo and Viennese Vindobona will be on display.
Large-scale exhibits are prepared, including the project “500 Years of Postal Services in Bohemia” and several others on the subject of classical philately, postal history and the history of philately.
The Biennale will be commenced at an opening ceremony on November 6th. Prominent figures have already received invitations to the opening of the exhibition, notably President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, numerous cultural representatives, Czech Post officials and, of course, the leaders of the participating clubs, exhibitors and members of the media. There will be a luxury exhibition catalogue published for the Biennale, the Czech Post is already preparing a series of stamps, black prints and other products – and a series of commemorative Zero Euro banknotes will be issued as well. There will be an advertising and media campaign, both in relation to the Biennale and to philately in general. The entire event will be, of course, covered generously by the media, there will be guided tours, VIP events, etc., as well as a TV documentary made for the exhibition.
For the first time in history, philately will be presented under the roof of our most important cultural institution. This is evidence of its increasing importance and relevance in the Czech sociocultural environment. Most importantly, however, it offers a unique opportunity to further inspire the general public and raise awareness of the values, history and beauty of our filed.