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.


Arts and Theatre Institute
Celetná 17, 110 00 Prague 1
www.idu.cz
The mission of IDU is to provide comprehensive services in the field of theater and other areas of art (music, literature, dance and visual arts). IDU collects, processes and makes accessible objects of a collection related to theater, is engaged in scientific research and education, and cooperates in the preparation of exhibition projects. He participates in a number of international projects, implements the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography and Theater Space, and is, for example, the seat of the European Union’s Creative Europe – Culture program.

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.

Moravian Library in Brno
Kounicova 65a, 601 87 Brno
www.mzk.cz
The Moravian Library is the second largest library in the Czech Republic, holding more than 4,500,000 books and documents, including rare historical manuscripts, prints, graphics and maps. Its history dates back to the 18th century. At present, it is one of the leading scientific institutions, especially in the field of digitization and preservation of funds and collections, and participates in a number of important European research projects.

National Library – Collection Preservation Division
Clementinum 190, 110 00 Prague 1
www.nkp.cz/o-knihovne/odborne-cinnosti/sprava-a-ochrana-fondu/oddeleni-restaurovani-1
The National Library of the Czech Republic has been dealing with the protection of library collections, conservation and restoration since 1950. From the beginning, it has been developing a wide range of methods and procedures in the field of conservation and restoration of rare books. The main activities of the Collection Preservation Division and its 3 departments include the restoration of rare written monuments and illuminated manuscripts, as well as current modern production, ensuring activities related to preventive protection during their handling, preparation, transport and installation of exhibitions. This divison functions as a methodological center for libraries in the Czech Republic.

Sladovna Písek
Velké náměstí 113, 397 01 Písek
www.sladovna.cz
“Gallery by play” is a space where children and adults play together and create, where they learn from each other and where it is possible to freely cross the border between their worlds. Teaching in exhibitions is key for us, we are inspired by the approach of J. A. Komenský “school through play”. The four floors full of interactive permanent and temporary exhibitions through the game offer a lot of inspiration, creativity, experiences and knowledge.

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. Comenius
Valdštejnská 161/20, 118 00 Praha 1
www.npmk.cz
www.comenius350.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. In the years 2020 to 2022, the museum coordinates the National Celebrations of the Anniversary of Jan A. Comenius, which also includes the “Comenius“ to Classes competition!

 

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).