Methodical Workplaces in the Area of Museology

Five specialised museology and methodology workplaces have been founded in the Czech Republic. They offer information and services to owners and administrators of museum-type collections and other interested persons; they release guidelines and texts regarding methods and offer consultation.

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The Museums and Galleries Division within the Department of Conservation of the Movable Cultural Heritage, Museums and Galleries of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic is concerned with the matters of registration and inventories of museum-type collections, the Central Registry of Museum-type Collections (CES) and the export of collection items to other countries.

Address: Maltézské náměstí 1, 118 11 Prague 1
Seat: Milady Horákové 139, Prague 7
Tel.: +420 257085446 Fax: +420 233371867

This workplace issues methodical instructions and offers consultation regarding methodology.

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The Museum Centre for Conservation (MCK) within the Brno Technical Museum is concerned with the preventive protection of collection items and items of cultural value from the impact of external influence factors, avoiding the consequences of damage caused by external factors, the testing or development of new conservation and restoration technologies, research and development, the education of collection curators and conservation specialists.

Address: Purkyňova 105, 612 00 Brno
Tel.: +420 541 214 410-5 Fax: +420 541 214 418

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The Methodological Centre for Information Technologies in Museology (CITEM) within the Moravian Museum is concerned with the testing and development of information technologies, especially in the field of registration, protection and presentation of collection items, and the preparation of the necessary standards, consultancy and education.

Address: Zelný trh 6, 659 37 Brno
Tel.: +420 542 321 205 Fax: +420 542 212 792

Dětské muzeum logo

The Methodological Centre for Museology Education within the Moravian Museum is concerned with communication between museums and children and youth (including handicapped) and presenting collections to this important group of the museum audience. Furthermore, it deals with museology education, the educational function of museums, creativity, education in support of visiting museums and cooperation with schools.

Address: Zelný trh 6, 659 37 Brno
Tel.: 533 435 371 Fax: 533 435 271

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The Centre for Presentation of Cultural Heritage within the National Museum is concerned with communication between museums and audiences, the presentation of collections, applying new technologies and collection presentation methods, virtual presentation of collections, the preparation of standards, consulting and education.

Address: Václavské náměstí 68, 115 79 Prague 1
Tel.: +420 224 497 111 Fax: +420 224 226 488

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The Methodological Centre within the National Gallery in Prague is concerned with issues regarding specialised visual art museums (galleries).

Address: Staroměstské náměstí 12, 110 15 Prague 1
Tel.: +420 224 810 758 Fax: +420 222 324 641