Smetanova 14,
602 00, Brno
phone: +420 541 212 811
e-mail: hudebni@mzm.cz


Head of the department:
  • Mgr. Jiri Zahradka, Ph.D. (Deputy head of the department) - curator, work and life of the composer Leos Janacek, e-mail: jzahradka@mzm.cz
Staff members:
  • Mgr. Simona Sindlarova (Head of the department - maternity leave) - curator, spiritual music of the 18th and 19th centuries, e-mail: ssindlarova@mzm.cz
  • Jitka Buriankova - guide in the Leos Janacek's Memorial House, documentation, e-mail: jburiankova@mzm.cz
  • Mgr. Libuse Janackova - curator, music of the 20th century, e-mail: ljanackova@mzm.cz
  • PhDr. Frantisek Maly - curator, collection of musical instruments, figurative music of the 18th and 19th centuries composed on Czech texts, hymnology, e-mail: fmaly@mzm.cz
  • Mgr. Ondřej Pivoda - curator, music of the 20th century, e-mail: opivoda@mzm.cz
  • Mgr. Jana Spacilova, Ph.D. (maternity leave) - curator, music of the 17th and 18th centuries, study room officer, e-mail: jspacilova@mzm.cz
  • Mgr. Irena Vesela, Ph.D. - curator, music of the 17th and 18th centuries, guide in the Leos Janacek's Memorial House, documentation, e-mail: ivesela@mzm.cz
  • Mgr. Veronika Vejvodova - curator, Leos Janacek's personality, e-mail: vvejvodova@mzm.cz


  • collection, register, catalogue and scientific interpretation of written evidence related to the history of music in Moravia
  • collections: sheets of music, musical instruments, libretti, theoretical works, writings, correspondence, programmes, posters, pictorial documents, etc.
  • Janacek archives

Research activities:

  • according to the following the staff members' specialization
  • co-operation with the internationale database of musical sources RISM - Répertoire Interational des Sources Musicales, cf.: http://rism.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/. The CD-Rom with RISM database is available in the sudy room.
  • first stage of the long-term project of the comprehensive critical edition of Leos Janack's correspondence - in co-operation with the Institute of Music Science /Philosophical Faculty of the Masaryk University and Leos Janacek Foundation
  • preparation of thematic catalogues of the collections of sheets of music from the 18th and 19th centuries
  • gradually digitization of sheets of music, writings and archives related to Leos Janacek

Permanent activities:

  • Reference library, for professionals only
  • Advisory: All the curators according to their specialization
  • Study facilities - study room open to the public:
    Monday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
    Tuesday 9 a.m.-12 a.m.
    Wednesday 9 a.m.-12 a.m. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
    Thursday and Friday - close

    The study room close from July 5, 2010 to September 1, 2010

Permanent expositions:


The Korngold Centre in Brno

Amateurs of Korngold's work can take advantage of the unique private archives of the Erich Wolfgang Korngold Society that has been offered to the Moravian Museum Brno. Besides the basic literature concerning the life and work of E. W. Korngold the archives contain copies of letters, period reviews, essays, papers and photographs. The nearly entire Korngold-discography and many sheets of music are also part of the archives. The Moravian Museum has enlarged the archives with basic musicological encyclopaedias, dictionaries and literature dealing with "German-Jewish-Moravian Brno".

Contact: e-mail: hudebni@mzm.cz

Book register
Sheet of music register
Magazine register
DVD and VHS register
CD register
Register of compositions on CD

On the occasion of the opening of the "Erich Wolfgang Korngold Centre Brno" the Moravian Museum inaugurated the exhibition (from December 7, 2004 to April 2, 2005) "Prodigious Child E. W. Korngold" showing the life of the famous native of Brno.

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