The exhibition presents the fate of the Liverpool group and shows how Czech young people perceived its music and message.
This unique exhibition deals with the wave of beatlemania as well as the break-up of the group. It describes the work and destiny
of its members and stages cultural phenomena of the 1960s influenced directly or indirectly by the Beatles. Parallely, the exhibition
depicts the live of young people in the then Czechoslovakia, the official and unofficial culture of the country and the then fashion. From May 25, 2011 to January 20, 2012
NEW ACQUISITIONS IN THE MINERALOGY STOREROOM
The wealth of Moravian and Silesian minerals has been attracting the interest of collectors,
mineralogists and museum curators for several decades. The large permanent exhibition
"World of Minerals" showing minerals and rocks from the collections of the Department of
mineralogy and petrography at the Moravian Museum contains many impressive mineral specimens
from Czech and worldwide sites. Inspite of that, most minerals stay quasi permanently hidden
in the museum stores.
This year, the curators of the Department of mineralogy and petrography have decided to exhibit
minerals acquired during the last 15 years as donations, purchase and through their own collecting
activities. This time, minerals from the Czech Republic als well as those from all over the world are on display. From January 26, 2010 - 1/2011 in the anteroom of the permanent exhibition "World of Minerals"
THE BISHOP'S COURTYARD
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
THE ANTHROPOS PAVILION
Zdeněk Burian: He has seen long bygone worlds...
Picture gallery of Zdeněk Burian from the collections of the Moravian Museum
The Moravian Museum holds in its storerooms the largest collection of Burian's works embracing more than 200 oil
paintings and gouaches complemented with a large number of drawings and sketches. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary
of the artist's death (1905-1981) some of them are presented in a newly open gallery. Fifty representative oil paintings
have been chosen from the immense quantity of Burian's works offering both the insight into the live of prehistorical men
and their predecessors, and the famous reconstructions of animals extinct millions years ago. There is a special publication
accompanying the exhibition. From May 11, 2011
CAIRO - the hidden charm if Islamic architecture
The exhibition has been prepared by the Moravian Museum in co-operation with the Czech
Institute of Egyptology at the Faculty of Arts / Charles University. Black and white photographs
of large formate show the architectural wealth of Cairo, that remains hidden to the common visitor
to the Egyptian capital. The thematically sectioned exhibition shows not only the long story of the
urbanistic evolution of the city but also brings information on types of buildings and their functions;
religious and public buildings, residences and ornaments typical for the embelishment of Islamic
architecture are in the centre of interest. Each building is exactly dated which enables often surprising
comparisons of the level of architecture in Egypt and in the Czech Lands in the given period. From February 15, 2011 to October 2, 2011
INSTITUTE OF ETHNOGRAPHY
LEOS JANACEK’S MEMORIAL
CODE FOR LIFE VARIETY
The exhibition shows several mutually overlapping levels of the problem of evolution
from the simplest living structures to the important aspects of the cultural diversity
of human societies. It is divided in several thematic parts and complemented with a
unique collection of fossils documenting extinct species of flora and fauna.