We are all farmers! Although currently, only 1% of Czechs are employed in farming and animal husbandry, we are all descendants of an agriculturalist civilisation. It arose over 10,000 years ago and crucially helped humans in achieving their greatest dream: having enough food is a basic precondition of our current prosperity. We are indebted to agriculture for the creation of writing, invention of calendar and mathematics, as well as the development of cities and states. With a grain of salt, one could claim that even the Industrial Revolution was driven by the needs of agriculture.
Let us guide you through the history of agriculture in 100 unique objects. Come and try to think to what extent you, too, are farmers.
This exhibition marks 100 years since the foundation of the National Museum of Agriculture, whose founders include the important politician Antonín Švehla, and 100 years since the creation of the Czechoslovak Republic.
Picture: Flat bread, 15th century BCE, Egypt, National Museum, Naprstek Museum of Asian, African, and Native American Culture
28. 9. – 31. 12. 2018
Tue – Sun 9.00–17.00
National Museum of Agriculture, Kostelní 44, Praha 7
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Between September 28 and October 28 free entrance!
The Greatest Discovery. The Phenomenon of Agriculture in 100 Objects
National Museum of Agriculture in cooperation with the Slovak National Museum
opens on 28 September 2018
Exhibition Authors: Antonín Šimčík, Jakub Jareš
Exhibition Curators: Lucie Kubásková, Jana Jakubská, Marta Krusberská
Coordination: Naďa Machková Prajzová
Design, Graphics, and Architecture: Kateřina Závodová
Expert Consultants: Eduard Kubů, Jiří Šouša, Jan Šobotník, Jitka Balcarová
Realisation: Národní zemědělské muzeum
Video installation: Ivan Svoboda (Studio Vltavská)
Translation: Anna Pilátová
Czech Proofreading: Jana Válková
Authors of the Exhibition Catalogue: Jakub Jareš, Kateřina Závodová, Michaela Zeinerová Brachtlová
Special Acknowledgements: Karolína Bukovská, Dagmar a Miroslav Jarešovi, Ján Kautman, Jana Kadlecová