Literature museums

The Museum of Czech Literature
Strahovské nádvoří 132/1, 118 00 Praha 1
www.pamatniknarodnihopisemnictvi.cz
The Museum of Czech Literature houses collections spanning the literature development and book culture in the Czech lands, as well documents that relate to the life, work and legacy of Czech literature personalities. Additionally, the Museum houses a remarkable collection of works of art, mostly from outstanding authors’ legacy. The rich funds contain famous works, such as the manuscript of a theatre play by Karel Čapek, R.U.R., where he first introduced the word “robot” being now used in many languages.


Gallery of Fine Arts in Havlíčkův Brod
Havlickovo namesti 18, 580 01 Havlickuv Brod
www.galeriehb.cz
The gallery was founded on 1.1. 1965 and within the networks of regional galleries being built, it was assigned a focus, in this case on modern Czech book illustration, drawing and graphics. The specialization was selected with traditional exhibition activities at the East Bohemian publishing house and followed up on art competitions by organizing interesting events on the occasion of the National Festivals of Humor and Satire.

 

The John Amos Comenius Museum
Přemysla Otakara II. 37, 688 12 Uherský Brod
www.mjakub.cz
The Museum situated in Uherský Brod was founded in 1898. It is mostly devoted to “comeniology”, the science of John Amos Comenius’s life and work (1592-1670). He was nicknamed the “teacher of nations” due to his international and pioneering pedagogue’s work. The Museum closely cooperates with the Comenius Museum in Naarden, the Netherlands. Additionally, the museum provides illustrations of the regional history, and organizes the international festival of museum films “Musaionfilm”.

The National Pedagogical Museum and Library of J. A. Komenský
Valdštejnská 161/20, 118 00, Prague
www.npmk.cz
The museum was established in 1892 thanks to Czech teachers as an expression of efforts to preserve and document the historical traditions of Czech education, pedagogy and the legacy of Jan Amos Comenius. Since 2011, the institution has included a library whose collection consists of almost half a million volumes – books (especially textbooks), periodicals, audio documents, electronic documents and maps.
On-line projects: https://www.npmk.cz/pro-skoly/projekty-pro-skoly/na-pomoc-skolam-v-obdobi-koronaviru-i-po-nem

 

The Postal Museum
Nové Mlýny 2, 110 00 Praha
www.postovnimuzeum.cz
The Postal Museum was the first museum established in a newly created state, Czechoslovakia. It was on 18 December 1918 when the first Czechoslovak postage stamps – the famous Hradčany Castle stamps designed by Alphons Mucha were issued. The Museum contains a vast collection of Czechoslovak, Czech and foreign stamps; the building of Cistercian Monastery in Vyšší Brod exhibits a collection of items from the history of the Czech post office administration (especially horse-drawn vehicles, letter boxes, signboards, uniforms and means of telecommunication).