Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Old guns displayed for the blind

AN EXHIBITION whose aim is to allow blind people to feel the difference between various kinds of weapons recently opened at the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava. Visitors are given the opportunity to pick up and touch some antique and modern weapons, like guns and cannons, from the 15th century through the 20th century.

"The exhibition is not aimed only at presenting the guns, but also at letting the visitors touch them to feel the craftsmanship and aesthetic features of rifles," said Ľuboš Petruška, the curator of the exhibition.

The exhibition catalogue is available in Braille, and lecturers trained by the Union for the Blind and Sight Impaired will be available to guide blind visitors. The event runs through to August 31.

Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár