The closing of the Historical Building of the National Museum due to renovation meant a significant interference with not only statistics of the visiting rates but also with the functioning of the institution and its communication with the public. The closure was and still is most of all a great challenge with regards to not only the preparation of new expositions, the form of which is occasionally discussed in the media, but also with regards to a new style of communication with the public and visitor care. This challenge concerns the Historical Building, which will be gradually opened during the years 2018–2022, but also the whole institution of the National Museum.
The National Museum and its buildings are annually visited by hundreds of school groups, whether they are pupils of kindergartens, primary schools and/or secondary schools. In the 2017/2018, school year, the teams from the Prague Primary Art Schools joined the project implemented by the Regional Art Council and the Section of Visual Arts of the Prague Art School and the National Museum and entitled “The National Museum through the eyes of children”.