At December 15th was held an opening day of exhibition “Month of photography, Marie Šechtlová, Čzechoslovakian view of 1960s” in beautiful Mediateque in Dole. We would like to thank to town of Tábor, Dole and Mediateque for helping to realize the exhibition.
35 new photographs
35 new photographsWe continue to digitize photographs loaned or donated to our archive that we did not have a chance to digitize while working on our current exhibition. We are very grateful for the offers of these very interesting photographs.
21 new photographs and number of corrections we received from you. We are very grateful for all the corrections. During intensive work on our new exhibition we was not able to update the on-line version of our pages, but the corrections did not get lost and we will make them available this weekend.
We are also working on of system maintaining our WWW pages and conversion to XHTML. If parts of the web is not displaying correctly now, please let us know.
The opening of the new exhibition, "100 Years of Auotchrome", at the Šechtl & Voseček Museum of Photography, was very successful. The exhibition was opened by Alain Scheibli from France (great-grandson of Antoine Lumière) and by historian of photography Pavel Scheufler.
We would like to thank everyone who come for opening day, and everyone who helped to make this exhibition possible.
We were reminded of Lumiere's contribution to movie film by the projection of the earliest movies by Lumieres themselves, as well as movies of George Melies, “Voyage to the Moon” (1902), “Eclipse” (1907).
Our next exhibition, “100 years of Autochrome”, will be opened on October 25, at 5pm. 85 new photographs
Ladisla Vojta has allowed us to digitize photographs from his family album. These are very interesting, especially the cartes de visite from 1870s by Alexander Seik and Ignác Šechtl, of which only very few have been preserved. Thank you!
Jiří Kroupa added number of new information about photographs from exhibition in 1929 and allowed us to digitize more documents.
Our museum is now half-owner of an excellent new HPZ3100 photo printer. (We only own half of it; however, we are able to print in its full width of 110cm). This printer allows us to keep closer quality control on the prints we prepare, and will allow us to produce them more promptly.
You are now welcome to order prints from our archive. We can prepare small photographic prints, but also large size prints can be made, for example, for interior decoration. Such prints from our negatives can already be found in “U zlatého lva” and “Třeboňka” restaurants in Tábor, and soon also in KFC Bratislava. By ordering such prints, you support our project.
The Oskar Nedbal Theatre in Tábor has hosted the first viewing of a documentary film by Zdeněk Flídr: Obsession of Šechtl family.
Using historical photographs, the documentary uncovers fragments from the lives of this famous Tábor family of photographers. The viewing was followed by a discussion with director Zdeněk Flídr, cameraman Andrej Barla, composer Jaroslav Krček, and with surviving members of the Šechtl family.
We are very grateful to Jiří Kroupa, who is son of Adolf Kroupa, director of organizing committee of great Regional exhibition in 1929. Jiří Kroupa participated at the exhibition and preserved most of documents concerning the exhibition. Very interesting for us was photographs made from 35mm negatives from the visit of president T. G. Masaryk. Those are very early Leica photographs by Josef Jindřich Šechtl whose negatives was lost.
59 new photographs
Glass plate negatives donated to archive by Mr. Poustka