Brno – At home they have over a thousand puppets and sacrifice all their time, effort and money to encourage collectors. Jirásek men's puppet collection has seen people several times not only in the Czech Republic, but also in China or America. As far as visitors will see it on Thursday at Špilberk Castle in Brno, they exhibit their collection for the first time.
Marie and Pavel Jirasek have been gathering theater aids for over thirty years. "At first the theater of my grandparents was. We wanted to restore them and attach them, then we learned how to produce puppet puppets varied and unpopular, so we started collecting puppets," said Pavel Jirásek .
Over the years, they have saved hundreds of puppets literally, often before they were destroyed or sold abroad. "They often came from damp soils or dampers. One of the last we had wrapped in a newspaper of the 1950s," said Marie Jirásková.
The spouse repairs and cares for old puppets at home. How many homes they have, neither the other one knows. "We can define the amount as hundreds of expensive cars that we do not have, and dozens of foreign holidays we did not do," Jirásková jokes.
Puppets became the life of the two sons. "They attract us with their magic and secrets they include," said Jirásek.
Czech puppets represent a real phenomenon. That is why the puppet became an unused use of UNESCO cultural heritage in 2016.
In the Puppet Art exhibition, people will see 350 unique pieces created between 1850 and 1950. "Thanks to the wide variety, the display on how the puppet changes can go through & # 39; That time, "said Curator Robert Janas.
Spilberk fans have an interest in fairy tales and awful characters, spiders or spiders with known Hurvínek. The display also includes different theaters and an interactive workshop. In addition, organizers have prepared an accompanying program where visitors meet the owners of the collection or play puppet theater and make their own puppets.
The exhibition will run until January 20th.