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Lucie Haškovcová, Markéta Slachová Goldová and Kateřina Prokopová

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Prague City Gallery, one of the major Czech cultural institutions, organises exhibitions, educational events and other accompanying programmes that are designed not only for Czech but also for foreign audiences. The purpose of this article is to introduce its activities and its openness towards foreign-language visitors - tourists, schools and students from other countries. It is not only its exhibition and the gallery’s operation that count with guests from abroad, but also the organisation of the exhibitions and the service provided for the visitors and the promotion. The interesting topics mentioned in the article include direct communication with these visitors and their integration and active involvement in the educational events. The focus of the text is on drawing inspirational and interesting examples from practice. Other activities of Prague City Gallery that are referred to in the article include cooperation with foreign countries, especially in regard to exhibitions and other similar projects. In conclusion, the development possibilities, the potential, the plans and the other visions concerning further positive development in this area are described.

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Jakub Hauser

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The first plan of the presentation within an extremely challenging seminar entitled “Museums and their international audiences” organised by the National Museum was a short presentation of the exhibition of the Museum of Czech Literature that has been dedicated to interwar emigration from the area of the former Czarist Russia to Czechoslovakia, a major exhibition organised this year in the premises of the Hvězda Summer Palace. The purpose of the paper was not only to contribute to the promotion of the exhibition, nor would that be a sufficiently good reason for the exhibition that was trilingual and therefore completely open to both the English and the Russian-speaking visitors. The presentation was supposed to feature the other goals of the exhibition, which aimed further than simply presenting a closed historical chapter.

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Ivana Kocichová

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Kristýna Radostová

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The main theme of the DCDC conference, held in November 2017 in Manchester, was understanding the value of culture and collections and the difference they make to visitors who participate in cultural programmes. Many international projects presented at the conference demonstrated why the arts and culture matter and served as an inspiration to all of the attendees.

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Naďa Machková

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The article explores the relevance of today’s museums for modern people. It seeks the re-evaluation or the confirmation of the role of museums in today’s world and it defines the museum as a public service. This logical re-thinking of the existing perception of museums is applied in practice during the preparation of new and innovative projects. New projects are perceived as providing a new chance to ask questions about general topics, and the significance of the institution is demonstrated by its specific undertakings. The preparation of the natural science exhibition is used for demonstrating how partners are involved, while with project preparation the emphasis is mainly placed on sustainability, professional management, partnership and participation.

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Martin Fořt and Pavel Sankot

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The study deals with the possibility of exploring the La Tène swords and choosing the appropriate method of conservation intervention. The published results are based on an internal grant from the National Museum running between 2015 and 2016, which was closely focused on "The Exploration of Celtic Iron Arms from the Archaeological Collection of the National Museum" and which involved 67 items. The purpose of the internal grant was to find and to map hidden decorations or other structural elements on the La Tène swords that had been preserved in the past. Preferred were the preserved swords with unremoved layers of anti-corrosion products, whereby there is a greater presumption of the occurrence of the above-mentioned elements than when the cleaning of swords was specifically of a chemical nature.

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Monika Kudelová

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The aim of this paper is to present the diversity of teaching approaches and presentations of the gripping educational history of mining using the example of three geographically and institutionally distinct memory locations: i.e. the national monument Michal Mine in Ostrava Michálkovice, the Mine and Museum in Nowa Ruda and the Penzberg Museum in Bavaria, which connects cultural and historical concepts and which is focused on the person, i.e. the miner and his daily work. The individual medallions include summaries of the historical development of the former coal mines, i.e. Michal, Ruben (Nowa Ruda) and Penzberg, a description of industrial monuments for the public or building amining museum and analytical description of educational programmes for school children, with emphasis on the method and didactic media utilised. The conclusion is formulated in the form of a summative comparison of the various components of teaching, based on generally-educational or museum-pedagogical categorisation.

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Radek Bryol

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Historical wooden buildings can be seen not only in Japanese open-air museums and in the Japanese countryside, but also in the largest metropolises. On the individual Japanese islands we can find almost ten open-air museums, all of a different character. They include local, regional and national museums - thereby presenting several areas at the same time. Most of them are rural buildings that are primarily related to agricultural subsistence, while some of them also exhibit urban life. In addition to exhibitions of real life and thematic exhibitions, the museums also prepare such programmes as traditional festivities and handicraft courses. Numerous information boards in the museums that are visited, however, are already obsolete in terms of their technical workmanship and their graphics while at the same time they display a lot of information, which also makes the exhibitions chaotic. An interesting concept for using historic buildings is The Art House Project, where endangered buildings were offered to leading Japanese artists and architects for their up-to-date adjustment. A brief encounter with Japanese architecture at the same time confirms that the practical implementation of basic needs to ensure living is similar across the world.