THE BISHOP’S COURTYARD
The heteregeneous complex of buildings on three sides of a
park-like courtyard is situated in the historical part of Brno, below the St.Peter-and-Paul
Cathedral. The originally Gothic provost's residence of Brno Chapter was bougth byl Olomouc
bishop Stanislav Pavlovský in 1588 (that is why the name "Bishop's Court") and substantially
modified for the new owner by the Italian architect Antonio Gabri. The rebuilding after 1600
was accomplished by the successor of the bishop Pavlovský, cardinal František von Dietrichstein.
From the oldest stage only the prismatic tower and the building with partly visible brickwork
and narrow pointed and rectangular windows remain. The later Gothic chapel on the second floor
shows on its walls scenes from the life of the Saints. The Renaissance stage is represented by
an arcade and an arcade loggia. The Moravian Museum got its first seat in the Bishop's Court
in 1818, one year after its foundation. For its needs, d'Elvert's wing with a portal balcony
was built in 1880s; the balcony originates from the demolished Mitrovský palace on the Square
of the Liberty. The sculptural group from the Mercure fountain by Ignác Bendl was transferred
into the middle of the Bishop's Court from the Square of the Liberty in 1858. The following
profound reconstruction completed in 1963 have not substantially changed the face of the
Muzejni Street 1, Brno,
phone: +420 533 435 282
Soubrettes and Heroines
The exhibition presents important as well as long forgotten actresses who not only set
the social and moral codex of their time (late 19th and first half of the 20th century)
but also significantly influenced fashion trends. The core of the exhibition consists in
reproductions of photographs from the collection of the department of history of theatre / Moravian Museum that
are complemented with theatre costumes, costume design, props, period accessories and further exhibits
documenting the extent of artistic performances of the given ladies in the stylized salon interior.
The objective of the exhibition is to remind of the aesthetics of the given period, to show the
charm and appeal of theatre photographs and to widen the knowledge of the often forgotten Czech divas.
From June 29, 2011 to December 31, 2011
History of Money in Moravia - the numismatic exhibition
explains in a complex overview the function of money in the life of the society
including their impact on economical, social and cultural development from
prehistoric times to nowadays. Beginning by the non-coin period,
when metals became a common mean of exchange, documents the evolution of
currencies from middle ages in their various forms and origins of paper money.
The most attended part of the exhibition is the installation of the Svitavy
silver coins depot. Photo from exhibition
Guide services: +420 533 435 209. [Numismatic department]
Moravian Fauna - are you interested in nature, do you
like animals, do you want to learn more about them? Our exhibition will satisfy
all you wishes giving not only a general overview, but focusing on particular issues
as biotops, the natural environment of the animals, endangered species etc.
And even more, you can hear the voices of birds and you can see living fishes
in three large aquariums.
Educational programmes: Our Forest Animals, Our Birds, Environment. Photo from exhibition
Guide services: +420 533 435 236. [Department of zoology]
Mushroom Consultation Centre (Mr. Vladimir Antonin)