Museum of Roma Culture
Bratislavská 67, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
“We are a meeting point for cultures. We open the way to the roots of Roma identity. We preserve and make accessible the culture and history of the Roma as part of the world heritage. We contribute to tolerance and mutual understanding. For dialogue of cultures, for us.”
The Museum of Roma Culture was founded in 1991 on the initiative of Roma intellectuals. The unique institution globally documents the culture of Roma and Sinti, or many different Roma sub-ethnic groups and communities. The museum collection contains over 28,000 items. The museum is the administrator of the memorials Lety u Písku and Hodonín u Kunštátu.
Tokajická 152, 273 54 Lidice
The Lidice Memorial preserves the memory of the village of Lidice and the Ležáky settlement exterminated by Nazis in 1942 and seeks to preserve their names as a worldwide symbol of the victims of Nazism. The institution manages a unique collection of modern art founded in 1967 by Sir Barnett Stross, consisting of works by leading world and Czech artists such as Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Adolf Hoffmeister, Pravoslav Kotík.
Principova alej 304, 411 55 Terezin
Jewish Museum in Prague
U Staré školy 1, 110 01 Prague, Czech Republic
Founded in 1906, the Jewish Museum in Prague is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. His collection was taken over during the war by the Prague Jewish community, which initiated the establishment of the so-called Jewish Central Museum. The Nazis approved the project, although guided by other intentions. After the Communist coup d’état, the museum was nationalized in 1950. In October 1994 the museum buildings and collections were returned to the Jewish community and the Jewish Museum in Prague was established as a non-governmental institution dedicated to the cultural history of Czech and Moravian Jews. As such, it develops a rich exhibition, professional, educational, publishing and cultural activity.