Education and research
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
náměstí Jana Palacha 80, 116 93 Praha
The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague is one of the best educational institutions in the country and its graduates are respected experts in their field. Besides education, the Academy is also engaged in exhibition activities. At the end of each semester there is a school-wide presentation of the student´s works – so-called “Artsemester”. In addition, AAAD in Prague organizes more than 15 exhibition events a year, half of them abroad. The so called UM Gallery has been operated in the main building since 2001 and its exhibition program focuses on the presentation of works by students and school graduates. AAAD also runs the NIKA Student Gallery in the area of the B metro subway on Charles Square.
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
U Akademie 4, 170 22 Praha
The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague is the oldest art school in the Czech lands in the Czech Republic. It was originally founded in 1799 as drawing academy and started its activities a year later. In 1990, a fundamental reform took place, which opened AFA Prague to the full range of the artistic approaches characteristic for contemporary art. Currently, the Academy has 18 studios, where students can be educated in painting, graphics, sculpture, drawing, new media and intermedia creation to architecture and the restoration of paintings and sculptures. AFA Prague is also an important cultural institution that participates in the formation and development of culture and society.
Department of Archaeology and Museology of Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University
Joštova 13, 602 00 Brno
The Department of Archaeology and Museology organizationally includes the humanities subjects, archaeology, classical archaeology and museology. Its integral part is the Department of Museology whose history goes back to the 1960s and is associated with prominent figures of the world museology Jan Jelínek and Zbyněk Zbyslav Stránský. The Department conducts professional training programs for students in the bachelor’s or master’s cycles; and scientific research that includes the field of historical museology, museum presentation and museum pedagogy.
Department of Art History of Faculty of Arts of Masaryk Universtity
Veveří 470/28, 602 00 Brno
The Department of Art History provides students with a full range of art history studies from ancient times to the present times. It educates students in areas regarding art and museums. Future museum and gallery professionals get acquainted with art from its birth to the present day, they acquire all required skills from classifying art into historical stages, analyzing them, interpretation in all contexts, stylistic or political/historical, social and cultural.
Department of European Ethnology of Faculty of Arts of Masaryk Universtity
Arna Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno
The Department of European Ethnology is a leading pedagogical and scientific institution. In its programs, it offers the study of ethnology as a comparative science of human and his culture and connects the approaches of historical and social sciences. Its focus is on the traditional cultures of the Central Europe, on ethnic processes, identity, everyday life, intangible cultural heritage or mass culture in a broader context. The students acquire not only theoretical knowledge and orientation in the matters of culture, but also practical skills for working in the fieldwork or in various memory institutions.
Faculty of Fine Arts – Brno University of Technology
Údolní 244/53, 602 00 Brno
Connection between the Faculty of Arts in Brno and the Technical University is an unusual one not only in the Czech Republic but all around the world, which allows art students closer contact with modern technologies. The Faculty of Fine Arts offers education in the whole spectrum of art activities and current trends from applied design, free art to theory and history of art. The faculty also includes the FaVU Gallery, which offers the upcoming generation of artists and curators a living communication space and at the same time enables dialogue between the public and the academic environment.
Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Tomas Bata University in Zlín
Univerzitní 2431, 760 01 Zlín
The Faculty has been educating students in the fields of animated and audiovisual production and design as well as marketing and art management since its establishment in 2002. Since 2018, the Faculty has had its own gallery called G18 right on the Tomas Bata University campus. The G18 Gallery specializes in contemporary arts, mostly on reflection on current trends in design and multimedia. Besides design students, the Faculty educates theorists and museum and gallery professionals.
Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences
Husova 4, 110 00 Praha
The Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a public research institution contributing significantly to the knowledge and protection of European cultural values. The Institute was founded in 1953 as the Department for Theory and Art History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. Its main task is systematic research in the history and theory of fine art including architecture, urbanism and historical preservation, and in the history and theory of music. The attained results of the institute push the level of knowledge and education forward and play an essential role in practice.
Institute of Historical Sciences of the Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences of the Silesian University in Opava
Masarykova 343/37, 746 01 Opava
The Institute of Historical Sciences of the Faculty of Philosophy and Science of the Silesian University in Opava offers an interesting spectrum of academically and professionally oriented education programs in the field of historical sciences focusing on history, monument care, museology, and cultural heritage. In addition to the history and cultural heritage of historic Silesia, its researches mainly concentrate on the history of culture with an emphasis on the history of leisure time.
Institute of Musicology (Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno
Janáčkovo nám. 654/2a, 602 00 Brno
The institute was founded in the 1920s after the establishment of Masaryk University. It has educated hundreds of musicologists and cultural professionals, and a number of important musicological and combined artworks have been created there. The institute publishes the professional journal Musicologica Brunensia and organizes international musicological colloquiums. It runs education programs Musicology, Theory of Interactive Media, Combined Art Studies, Theory and Performing Practice of Ancient Music, Culture Management, Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Aesthetic Education, Sound Design and Multimedia Technologies, and Digital Culture and Creative Industries.
Secondary school of Art and Design and Higher Professional School Brno
Husova 537/10, 602 00 Brno
This secondary and higher professional school educates artistically gifted students to prepare them for their future work in the fields of contemporary culture, art and care for cultural heritage. Applicants are given options to choose from a wide range of specializations such as interior, product, graphic, clothing or textile design, photography, illustration, painting, or restoration of furniture and painting. The School arranges for students participating in internship programs abroad and organizes international conferences.
UNESCO Chair of Museology and World Heritage of Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University
Joštova 13, 602 00 Brno
The Chair was established in 1994 by concluding the agreement between representatives of UNESCO and the Masaryk University, so it became the first institution of its kind in the Czech Republic. The department aims to support the societal awareness of museums’s role for the sustainable development of society, strengthening its importance and knowledge of the memory of past generations. It profiles itself as a center of meeting and exchange of knowledge in the field of museology and related fields, and focuses on cooperation with workplaces that deal with the phenomenon of cultural heritage.