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Kateřina Dobrovolná

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Saint John’s Museum in Nepomuk, which is dedicated to the Saint of the same name (who was a local native), was reopened in March 2015. It’s original name was the Museum of St. John’s and other religious monuments and the museum was founded in 1930 by Father Jan Strnad. The institution was subsequently closed in the mid-20th Century. The study cursorily reveals the history of the Museum and the overall history and architecture of the building, where the Museum is located and its present status and particularly the reconstruction and the equipment of the Museum’s interior from the point of view of the Museum’s employees, specifically in regard to any problematical display cases. Three semistructured interviews were conducted with people who had contributed to the Museum in varying degrees, focused on the reconstruction of the Museum. This critical study can be of service not only to the Museum staff but also for other professionals from this area during the reconstruction of exhibitions or the creation of new ones.

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Dana Fagová

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The paper deals with the possibility of displaying costumes or textiles as “invisible mannequins”, which had been successfully used on exhibition Retro. This method of installation enables practically unlimited use and it is applicable both for historical costumes and also for contemporary fashion apparel. The main objective of the text is to present the overall production process of form.

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Dana Fagová and Veronika Šulcová

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The National Museum collections include a liturgical vestment in form of a fragment of a chasuble dating back to the mid-17th century. The fragment is a very interesting example of rustic embroidery. As the textile was in poor condition it needed to be restored, a process which included cleaning and stitching repairs. The state of the material meant that the chasuble could not be washed, but the nature of the stains enabled local cleaning methods to be used. This involved wet cleaning with amedical aspirator and water absorption cleaning using agar in the form of a solid gel. Finally, a suitable adjustment form was created for longtermstorage and for study or exhibition.

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Jakub Jiřiště

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This text describes the basic conceptual starting points and the results achieved by the student project NaFilM: National Film Museum, which aims to improve the unsatisfactory public presentation of the national film heritage and also make use of the untapped communication potential of film as amedium in an exhibition space. Several approaches, which were presented to the public in the opening Na film! exhibition, were used to show how film as a medium can be used in other ways than as an exhibit or fetishist object. Film can be a means of active learning and the creative development of critical thinking if social contexts are taken into consideration and informal interactive installations are utilized. The role of the NaFilM project within the context of current trends in film education is then an important question, which enables a more open approach to be taken to this type of education - extending beyond the cinema or classroom.

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Jana Francová and Eva Strouhalová

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The paper deals with various forms of communication of large museum institutions with the public, and particularly the university students. Also, the paper deliver analyses communication media in use of the Moravian Gallery in Brno as an example. The complementary „Experiment Videomapping“ projection from June 10, 2015 performed on the facade of the Governor’s Palace, Moravian Gallery is described as a specific form of cooperation. The event is reflected from a broader perspective of cooperation and communication of the museum/gallery with the expert public.

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Petra Belaňová, Martina Ohlídalová and Ľubomír Novák

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In February 2016, a valuable collection of objects was presented to the public in the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures through the exhibition Afghanistan - Rescued Treasures of Buddhism. The collection was transported to the Czech Republic all the way from the heart of Asia. The relics on display, dating mostly to the period between the 1st to the 9th century A.D., come mainly from archaeological explorations on the Mes Aynak locality and have been loaned out to the Náprstek Museum by the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul. Based on a mutual agreement, most of the objects have been restored and conserved by experts in the restoration workshops and laboratories of the National Museum. The objects were also subjected to natural scientific research.

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Vilma Hubáčková

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The Book Report exhibition is an example of modern technologies serving the presentation of the book exhibits. The exhibition arranged for the 50th anniversary of the first competition for the Most Beautiful Czech Book of the Year occupied a special place in the context of book exhibitions more generally. It exceeded preconceived notions and was highly experimental in character. It consisted of three parts, related to each other thematically and chronologically: The Most Beautiful Czech Book of 2014, Fifty Years of the Most Beautiful Czech Book Competition and The Most Book. These parts corresponded to three chronological planes. These three planes linked together the historical perspective, the view of the current form of the book and a vision of future developments in the field. The exhibition used the most modern technologies and resources from the visual arts and at the same time the physical presence of the book as traditional paper media remains intact. The focal point of the exhibition was the process of digitisation of books, performed within the exhibition hall. The project has its own webpages that remain in existence after the exhibition had finished.

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Hildegard K. Vieregg

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Significant changes in museum studies - up to the commercialization - show that the basic remits of amuseum should be permanently reflected and modified in accordance with the ICOM Code of Ethics. Museum Ethics was discussed in the USA already in the 1920s. The latest results of the “Ethics Working Group” for museums of natural science at the International Council of Museums (ICOM NATHIST) showed the necessity to create general binding principles for museums of any typology. One of the most important aims of museums worldwide is to getthe cultural und natural heritage over to people of all groups of our society. “Art and Commerce” as well as ethically positive examples of museum conceptions will be explained on examples.

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Kateřina Tomešková

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The presented contribution pertains to the museology educational matters. Aiming to a wider understanding of the formative part, this topic corresponds to the final outcomes of the research of educational potential of the Comenius Museum in Přerov. Detailed studies of the museology educational process and its qualities are the objectives of the work as explored within the real example with the special attention paid to the cooperative learning methods in use. The practice of the innovative methods delivering knowledge about the museum exhibits by the interesting interpretation of their historical consequences enriches the perceived content of various educational areas. Also, this practice brings opportunity for the educational programs scholars i.a. to draw the real potential of the exhibits with regard to their pro-social possibilities. The author of the work wishes to represent widely the didactic analyses of specific learning situations from the recent out-of-school practice, reflecting contribution of the initiation.