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  • On 6 September, we start the autumn part of the Festival 31. 8. 2021
    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020–21 Arctic Festival was launched on 6 December 2020 at the Ústí nad Labem City Museum without the participation of foreign partners. The second part of the programme – with the participation of foreign guests – will take place from 6 September to 31 December 2021. The complete programme ...
  • Ústí nad Labem City Museum is open again! 11. 5. 2021
    The Museum of the City of Ústí nad Labem reopened on Tuesday 11 May. There you can see three exhibitions of the Arctic Festival, which were opened on 6 December 2020: “Igimarasussuk, who ate his wives / Inuit legends through the eyes of Aaron Kangermio” (Clubroom), “Sámi fairy tales and legends / Illustrations by Luboš ...
  • Online seminar “Czechs and Alaska” on May 11, 2021. Join the webinar. 10. 5. 2021
    INVITATION:On May 11, 2021, two-hours online seminar “Czechs and Alaska” is to be hosted by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, which is also in charge of the State of Alaska. Join our webinar here.The working language of the webinar is English.REGISTRATION:Registration is required. To receive the link to join, please ...
  • Webinar Czechia in the Arctic / The Arctic in Czechia – Echoes of Arctic Festivals 2018-21 20. 4. 2021
    On 13 April 2021, as part of Candidacy of the Czech Republic for Observer Status in the Arctic Council, an online scientific and cultural seminar, Czechia in the Arctic / The Arctic in Czechia – Echoes of Arctic Festivals 2018-21, was hosted by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg. The working ...
  • New important information reagarding the spread of COVID-19 24. 2. 2021
    The Norway Grants and the Ministry of Finance accepted further adjustment of the AF 2020 programme due to the spread of COVID-19. The duration of the festival has been extended until the end of this year and our foreign partners will arrive in Prague in September 2021. Consequently, the festival’s name has been changed to ...
  • Prof. Emeritus Josef Svoboda appointed Officer of the Order of Canada 25. 1. 2021
    You are cordially invited to celebrate Professor Emeritus Josef Svoboda, world renowned high Arctic plant ecologist and Officer of the Order of Canada on 26 January 2021 from 11am (5pm CET): https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/88931074070More information herehttps://youtu.be/jqK5vAreKPo?t=2
  • Arctic Festival 2020 Opening on 6 December in Ústí nad Labem and vernissage on 10 December in Teplice 10. 12. 2020
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNkATnAUp4c&ab_channel=DarumaSrohttps://youtu.be/RQnI9Dh_RTM
  • Press release on the opening of the Festival 27. 11. 2020
    Press release on the opening of the Arctic Festival 2020. We start on Sunday 6 December 2020 at 3 pm in Ústí nad Labem. We continue with an online presentation of the “Arctic” issues of the magazines A2, Plav and Geografické rozhledy on Monday 7 December at 4 pm. The next festival event will take ...
  • Important news concerning the spread of COVID-19 16. 9. 2020
    The Norway Grants and the Ministry of Finance accepted the modification of the AF 2020 programme due to the spread of COVID-19. The programme will be divided in two parts and our foreign partners will arrive in Prague first in March 2021 instead of December 2020. The events planned for 7 December 2020 will be ...
  • Norway’s indigenous people: From assimilation to recognition 9. 9. 2020
    New article by Robert Kvile, Ambassador of Norway to the Czech Republic.Norway’s indigenous people: From assimilation to recognitionBack in 2007, the then President of the Sami Parliament in Karasjok, Mr. Egil Olli, told me about his first day in school as a seven-year-old boy in his home district of Porsanger. “I didn’t know a single ...