The encyclopedia in science and technology – 100 years of Otto’s Encyclopedia

  • This exhibition was held from 30 October – 20 December 2008 in the vestibule of the ASL reading room.
  • 12 panels
  • The exhibition presented the story of Czech encyclopedism and its connection with printing techniques from the earliest times to the present. It also drew attention to some important foreign works. On the 12 panels the exhibition attempted to show that the encyclopedia is always a product of its time and of the people who write it, and its final form reflects the level of science and technology of the period in which it originated. the greater part of the exhibition was devoted to Otto’s Encyclopedia, the 100th anniversary of which was the inspiration behind the exhibition.