Beautiful premises in a renovated building, unprecedented exhibitions, a restored library, the Modernista design store and a fine restaurant and the “Času dost” Café - you can visit all this in the newly opened Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.
It will feature masterpieces that have been selected from nearly 300 exhibits from all the museum collections - from furniture and glass to fashion, jewellery, toys and photographs. The luxurious exhibition comprises 30 thematic units that capture the development of artistic crafts from the Gothic to the Renaissance leading up to the 20th Century. There you will find the works of Alfons Mucha, František Drtikol, Pavel Janák, Ladislav Sutnar, František Vízner and other important artists.
This selection is intended for publication by the Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers in London in a Director’s Choice Edition that displays the collections of world museums as seen through the eyes of their directors.
From the 18th November to the 17th December, under the title Upkemp, you can look forward to lectures, screenings, readings and the launching of new books and a fashion show of the College of Apparel Design. At the weekend, the museum will offer theatre performances and/or creative workshops for children, while the morning yoga classes will also be accessible halls of the museum.
The Library of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, which is the largest Czech public library that specialises in free and applied art, architecture and design is also restoring its activities after its reconstruction. It will be open from Tuesday to Saturday.
You can visit the expanded Modernista Museum Store with a wide selection of professional books and magazines related to design and to applied art. You can also buy there replicas of originals of items that are exhibited in the museum, contemporary Czech design and luxury author’s fashion.
From the 15th to the 17th November, the museum will be accessible free of charge. After the 17th November the admission price will be CZK 100.