Museum of Applied Arts
Husova 14, 662 26 Brno, Czech Republic
+420 532 169 111
Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
Booking of guided tours, group visits and workshops:
Booking required, contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or +420 532 169 11
Groups can make arrangements for guided tours in Czech or in a foreign language.
The monumental, quasi-historical
building on the Brno ring road was purpose-built in 1882 to
accommodate the oldest museum of applied arts in Bohemia and
Moravia, and was considerably extended six years later. After WWII
the building was adapted to plans by the leading functionalist
architect Bohuslav Fuchs. The restoration project, designed by Ivan
Koleček, Viktor Rudiš and Zdeňka Vydrová and completed in 2001, was
received with great public acclaim.
The museum houses a permanent exhibition of applied arts from the Middle Ages to the present day, comprised of collections of glass, ceramics and porcelain, textiles, furniture and metalware. In addition to seeing the traditional displays visitors can take a virtual tour of the museum exhibits accessible through the Microgallery. The building also contains rooms for temporary exhibitions and The Camera, being the only exhibition facility dedicated exclusively to photography within the Czech art museums.
The Museum of Applied Arts has a lecture room seating 70 people. The backup facilities for lecturing are provided by the Children's Studio.