Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Night of the Museums – June 23, 2018
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives – Night of the Museums, June 23, 2018
Exhibition in Galeria Centralis
Farewell to the Spring - 1968 behind the Iron Curtain
1968 began very promisingly for a few Eastern-European countries as political pragmatism seemed to replace rigid ideology. The effect of protest movements in the West had reached the region, and counter culture had begun to affect Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland and Hungary. The exhibition presents this tumultuous time of student protests, happenings and hippy events that all came to an abrupt end with the intervention in Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact countries.
5:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. Guided tour of the exhibition by the curator
4:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Symbols and Slogans from 1968 – Interactive program until midnight
Protest and type! Visitors can type flyers on Cold War era type-writers and print symbols of ’68 with the help of Blinken OSA staff.
4:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tours of the building: Exhibition hall and archive in a historic building. The Goldberger House, an industrial monument, is open to the public once a year. Its basement holds records of the fieldwork that underpinned Radio Free Europe's broadcasts during the Cold War, as well as collections of human rights documents.
The tours start every two hours (in English on demand)
11:00 p.m. Film screening.