National Museum of Agriculture
We have been collecting for you for 100 years already
The roots of collections of the current National Museum of Agriculture date back to the Jubilee Exhibition of 1891 and the Ethnographic Exhibition of 1895. Objects presented at these exhibitions formed the core of a Department of Agriculture, which was part of the Ethnographic Museum until 1918.
A milestone in the history of the museum came in 1918:
28 September 1918 / Foundation of a Czech Agricultural Museum Association
18 December 1918 / The Association changed its name to Czechoslovak Agricultural Museum, Institute for the Study and Improvement of the Countryside
> more on the history of the National Museum of Agriculture
The history of the museum is full of twists and turns, forced transformations and relocations. That is why we are happy to welcome you, after 100 years of existence of the National Museum of Agriculture, in a reconstructed Prague building, which offers several new exhibitions as well as a viewing roof terrace. We are currently reconstructing the museum’s building in Valtice, while in Čáslav, we are preparing a new repository. In Lower Vítkovice in Ostrava, we work on new exhibitions, restore selected collection items...
All this is taking place thanks in part to our current founder, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.
There is much to celebrate...and will be happy if you mark the anniversary with us, for example at some of numerous events we have prepared in connection with the centenary jubilee.
Come celebrate with us:
Šrobár’s Collection – Unveiling
Exhibition of part of a unique collection of paintings by realist painters of the 16th–19th century.
A temporary art gallery in the building of the National Museum of Agriculture in Prague and a collection whose story is as colourful and tangled as the history of the museum where it can be viewed.
23 August 2017 – 30 June 2018, National Museum of Agriculture, Prague
A new exhibition in the Prague building of the National Museum of Agriculture presents all the various aspects of agriculture. You can admire cousins Veverka’s swing plough or the famous stud bull Cesar.
National Museum of Agriculture, Prague, more information
We restore and conserve important objects
Some important objects from the collections of the National Museum of Agriculture, for instance the ‘Comenius beehive’ kept at the Kačina Chateau or Hamilton’s paintings from the Museum of Forestry, Game Keeping, and Fishing at the Ohrada hunting lodge will undergo conservation or restoration.
The Phenomenon of Agriculture, Exhibition
An exhibition that presents unique, mainly three-dimensional objects from the collections of the National Museum of Agriculture and other institutions. The exhibition covers the history of agriculture from the earliest times until the present day (and future).
28 September 2018 – 30 June 2019, National Museum of Agriculture, Prague
A postage stamp
A jubilee postage stamp designed by Josef Dudek, which includes depictions of the building of the National Agricultural Museum in Prague and the Přemysl steam plough will be issued by the Czech Post in 2018.
The stamp will be issued on 19 September 2018
We reconstruct our buildings and facilities
In addition to reconstructing the Prague building (new exhibition halls, a roof terrace, etc.) and completing further exhibitions, we are also currently preparing reconstructions of other branches of the museum. These works are financed from the funds of the IROP and by our founder, i.e. the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.
A culmination of celebrations of centenary of foundation of the National Museum of Agriculture. Screening of films dealing with agricultural subjects, a little agricultural film festival. In collaboration with the Post Bellum society we plan discussions with persons who lived through the upheavals our agriculture was subjected to in the 20th century. Jubilee meetings with veterans of agriculture and important personalities, prize awards as mark the culmination of anniversary celebrations.28–30 September 2018