Education and Research
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
náměstí Jana Palacha 80, 116 93 Prague
The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague is one of the best educational institutions in the country, with graduates respected as experts in their fields. In addition to education, the Academy is also engaged in exhibition activities. At the end of each semester, it holds a school-wide presentation of student work called ‘Artsemestr.’ In addition, the institution organizes more than fifteen exhibition events a year, half domestic and half international. Galerie UM, whose exhibition program focuses on the work of students and former graduates, has been in operation since 2001 in the Academy’s main building. The Academy also runs Galerie NIKA, a non-stop student exhibition space located in the lobby of the Karlovo náměstí metro station.
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
U Akademie 4, 170 22 Prague
The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague is the oldest art school in the Czech Republic. By decree of Emperor Franz Ferdinand I, it was originally founded in 1799 as drawing academy. In 1990, the Academy underwent a fundamental reform which allowed it to offer instruction on the full range of artistic approaches characteristic of contemporary art. Currently, it has 18 studios where students are educated in subjects ranging from sculpture to new media, architecture to the restoration of historic art. The Academy is also an important community institution that participates in the formation and development of culture and society.
Department of Archaeology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Joštova 13, 602 00 Brno
The Department of Archaeology and Museology (DAM) at Masaryk University incorporates the studies of archaeology, classical archaeology and museology. The history of the department’s integral museology branch dates back to the 1960s and is associated with two prominent figures in world museology: Jan Jelínek and Zbyněk Zbyslav Stránský. DAM is currently engaged in the training of its bachelor’s and master’s students. It also carries out important research¾mainly in the fields of historical museology, museum presentation and museum pedagogy.
Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Veveří 470/28, 602 00 Brno
The Department of Art History at Masaryk University offers students a full range of art history studies from antiquity to the present, preparing future experts in the fields of art and museums. Students of the department become acquainted with art, from its beginnings to the present day, and acquire all of the skills necessary to expertly engage with it, such as the ability to classify, analyse and interpret art in all contexts, from stylistic to political-historical, social to cultural.
Department of European Ethnology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Arna Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno
The Department of European Ethnology at Masaryk University is a leading pedagogical and scientific institution. Most of its lectures and seminars are characterized by an effort to identify relationships between cultures and modes of life of European nations, connecting the approaches of historical and social sciences. It is the only teaching and research centre in the Czech Republic devoted to the study of traditional culture in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, including ethnic processes, identity, everyday life, intangible cultural heritage and mass culture in a broad context. Students acquire not only theoretical knowledge and orientation regarding these cultures, but also the practical skills needed for fieldwork or work in memory institutions.
Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology
Údolní 244/53, 602 00 Brno
The connection between the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Brno University of Technology is an unusual one… not only in the Czech Republic but all around the world. However, it invaluably allows art students closer contact with modern technologies. The faculty offers educational programs which cover the whole spectrum of current art practices and trends, from applied design to free art to the theory and history of art. It also operates the FFA Gallery (Galerie FaVU), which offers upcoming generations of artists and curators a living communication space and simultaneously enables dialogue between the public and academia.
Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín
Univerzitní 2431, 760 01 Zlín
Since its founding in 2002, the Faculty of Multimedia Communications has been educating students in the fields of animated and audio-visual production and design, as well as in marketing and art management. Since 2018, it has run its own gallery, G18, directly on the campus of Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín. The G18 Gallery focuses on contemporary art¾especially reflections on current trends in design and multimedia. The faculty educates future designers, theorists and museum and gallery staff.
Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences
Husova 4, 110 00 Prague
The Institute of Art History (IAH) of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a public research institution that contributes significantly to the knowledge and protection of European visual arts, aesthetics and architecture. IAH was founded in 1953 under its original name, the Cabinet for Art Theory and Art History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. Its primary function is to carry out research regarding the history and theory of fine art, including architecture, urbanism and historical preservation, as well as the history and theory of music. Information gathered by the IAH pushes forward the level of knowledge and education in these fields, and plays an essential role in.
Institute of Historical Sciences, Silesian University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Opava
Masarykova 343/37, 746 01 Opava
The Institute of Historical Sciences of the Silesian University Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Opava offers an interesting range of academically and professionally oriented study programs. It provides a rigorous education in the field of historical science, with a focus on history, monument care, museology and cultural heritage. In addition to its specialisation in the historical region of Silesia, the institute’s research is mainly focused on cultural history with an emphasis on the history of leisure time.
The Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Janáčkovo nám. 654/2a, 602 00 Brno
Masaryk University’s Department of Musicology was founded soon after the university was in the 1920s. The institute has educated hundreds of musicologists and cultural workers, and a number of important musicological works were created there. It publishes the scholarly journal Musicologica Brunensia and organizes international musicology colloquia. The department also provides study programs in various fields, including Musicology, Theory and Practice of Early Music, Culture Management, Teacher training in aesthetic education for secondary schools, Digital Culture and Creative Industries and more.
Secondary School of Art and Design and Higher Professional School Brno
Husova 537/10, 602 00 Brno
The Secondary School of Art and Design and Higher Professional School in Brno trains professionals who are highly qualified with regards to artistry, technology and and craftsmanship for future work in the fields of contemporary culture, art and care for cultural heritage. Applicants may choose from a wide range of specializations such as graphic, textile, clothing and interior design, photography, illustration, painting and restoration. The school provides professional internships abroad and organizes international conferences.
UNESCO Chair of Museology and World Heritage, Masaryk University
Joštova 13, 602 00 Brno
The UNESCO Chair of Museology and World Heritage at Masaryk University was established in 1994 through a bilateral agreement, and thus became the first institution of its kind in the Czech Republic. The Department currently aims to promote societal awareness of the role of museums in the sustainable development of society, strengthening their importance as catalysts for cultural and intercultural dialogue and bearers of the memory of past generations. The Chair identifies itself as a centre for the exchange of knowledge in the field of museology and in other related fields and focuses on cooperation with workplaces that deal with the phenomenon of cultural heritage.