Interview: Exhibition explores Czechoslovak perceptions of Orwell under communism

Our exhibition in Prague explores Czechoslovak perspectives on the work of UK writer George Orwell, particularly his novel 1984. That dystopian classic, published 75 years ago this year, found a particular resonance among the country’s anti-Communist opposition.

1984: George Orwell and Czechoslovakia is the title of a new outdoor exhibition that has just opened at Prague’s Kampa. The exhibition was accompanied by a Czech-English catalogue.
Organised by the Museum of the 20th Century, the series of panels comes with a catalogue of the same title, edited and part written by historian Petr Blažek. The interview was broadcast by the Czech Radio in English: