National Museum of Agriculture
IROP projects receive financial support from the EU.
Project ‘A Depository and Exhibition Building of the National Museum of Agriculture in Ostrava’
The location of the planned depository and exhibition space is an attractive locality of Lower Vítkovice in Ostrava. The new facility should be constructed in two adjoining halls (essentially a double hall, one originally a repair station for carriages that transport iron, so-called ‘Veronikárna’, the other a storage space for fire-proof materials). Until 1997, these halls served as service facilities for the maintenance of blast furnaces and now function as warehouses. Both are located in the protected heritage zone of Ostrava–Vítkovice, but neither are listed as protected buildings. After reconstruction, the museum plans to move here and present to visitors in the form of an open study repository part of its unique collection of historic agricultural machinery. This would be accompanied by an interactive exhibition on food production, which would present not only high-quality Czech produce, but also offer information about food composition, variety, processing technologies, and the like.
Planned completion of the project: December 2019
Project ‘Modernisation of the Compound and Improving the Efficiency of Administration of Sub-Collections of the National Museum of Agriculture in Valtice’
The goal of this project is to modernise the facilities of the Valtice branch of the National Museum of Agriculture and to improve the efficiency of administration and management of the museum’s sub-collections which are kept in Valtice. The project should result in the creation of three new expositions, reconstruction of existing exhibition, and purchase of audio-visual technology.
Planned completion of the project: June 2019
Project ‘Čáslav Repository, A Facility with Low Operational Costs’
The aim of this project is to build a new repository with low operational costs that would meet all the requirements of proper preservation of collections for future generations.
Planned completion of the project: November 2019