Akademie heraldických nauk České republiky / Academy of Heraldic Sciences of Czech Republic (AHN)
The objective of Academy is to support scientific research in the field of auxiliary historical sciences, especially in heraldry, genealogy, vexillology, sphragistics etc. In order to perform its tasks, the Academy organizes public lectures, talks, publications, web sites etc. The Academy publishes professional opinions in field of heraldry and is allowed to register coats of arms, seals, flags and insignia. Website in Czech and English. Foltýnova 15 635 00 Brno
Heraldická společnost v Praze / Association for Heraldry in Prague
The Association for Heraldry in Prague has been around for almost 35 years providing opportunities for those interested in the world of heraldry to meet and exchange ideas and information. The Society publishes a 100 page yearbook annually, where members can publish their own works as well as works related to the field of heraldry. Website only in Czech.
Rada vědeckých společností České republiky / Council of Scientific Societies of the Czech Republic
At present the Council of Scientific Societies of the Czech Republic coordinates 72 scientific societies, representing natural science, medical, social, and technical sciences. They have approximately 34 000 members. Scientific Societies represent an important platform, both within particular fields and in inter-disciplinary terms. They are the only institutions bringing together experts from universities, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and other departmental research institutions. The Societies are a place for the professionals to meet the public interested in a given field, they are open to students of all school levels and provide them with a possibility of informal meetings with scientists and teachers. The Societies are often of inter-disciplinary character, and some of their scientific interests are even not represented in academic or other scientific institutions. Website in Czech and English. Národní 3 110 00 Praha 1
Ústav dějin umění Akademie věd ČR / Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
The Institute of Art History (IAH) of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR) is one of the public research workplaces (v. v. i.) associated in the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Its aim is to carry out research in the fields of the history and theory of the visual arts, aesthetics, and architecture. Among its most important projects are the History of Czech Visual Art in several volumes, and the inventories of the Artistic Heritage of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, and Prague. Website in Czech and English.
Husova 4 110 00 Praha 1
Present at the establishment of the Jewish Museum in Prague in 1906 were the historian Dr. Hugo Lieben and Dr. Augustin Stein, the representative of the Czech Jewish movement and later head of the Prague Jewish Community. The collapse of the communist regime in 1989 created the necessary conditions that led to a change in the Museum´s status. On October 1, 1994, the Museum buildings and collections were returned to the Jewish Community of Prague and the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic respectively. At the same time, the Jewish Museum took on new life as a non-state organization. Website in Czech, English and many other world languages. U Staré školy 1 110 00 Praha 1
Moravská galerie v Brně / Moravian Gallery in Brno
The Moravian Gallery in Brno, the second largest art museum in the Czech Republic, is exceptional for the wide range of artistic disciplines it covers. It is the only institution in the country that collects visual art, focused on painting, drawing, graphic art and sculpture – from the past and the present – as well as photography, applied art and design. Website in Czech and English. Husova 18 662 26 Brno
Moravská genealogická a heraldická společnost / Moravian Genealogical and Heraldic Society
The Moravian Genealogical and Heraldic Society (MGHS) in Brno is the only society of this kind in Moravia devoted to genealogy and heraldry. Every year the organization conducts approximately 10 lectures at which some leading experts from the Czech Republic and Slovakia inform our members and other interested individuals about the latest findings and conclusions of their studies in genealogical, heraldic, and other related areas (coins, medals, orders, flags, banners, etc.).The Society also organises day trips by coach all over the Czech Republic and to some neighbouring states to visit the places not only of genealogical and heraldic features but also of general and national history and geography. From its origin the GHK has issued the “Genealogical and Heraldic Information“ (GHI), at first quarterly, later annually. The Society sets up, besides its specialist library, also its archives of photographs of various genealogical and heraldic sights, such as tombstones, memorial plaques, coats of arms and badges on buildings, paintings, and the like. Website in Czech, English and German.
The aim of the Moravian Matice is to promote and support the scholarly activities related to the history of Moravia, the Czech lands and Central Europe. The organization fulfills its goals through publishing various magazines and books. Website only in Czech.
Uměleckoprůmyslové museum / Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague collects and preserves for future generations — in both national and international contexts — examples of historical and contemporary crafts, as well as applied arts and design. The aim of the museum is to inspire, educate and entertain in a unique way. Collections of the museum include glass, ceramics and porcelain, graphic arts and photography, furniture, metal, textile, fashion and toys. Website in Czech and English. 17. listopadu 2 110 00 Praha 1
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