Back to our roots: At the dawn of humankind with Anthropos and the Moravian Museum

The Moravian Museum was founded in the 19th century and is now the second-largest museum in the Czech Republic. The institution is connected with famous names such as J. Auersperg, Karl André and many other scholars and noblemen who donated their private collections.

We will start our exploration at the Moravian Museum’s Anthropos, a pavilion built in 1962 in cooperation with the former president of ICOM, Jan Jelínek. Anthropos provides a special space for a permanent anthropology exhibition dedicated mainly to the earliest history of humankind. Prepared especially for the occasion of our 2022 General Conference, there will be an exhibition focused on prehistoric female jewellery where the ‘Venus of Dolní Věstonice’ will be exhibited. This small ceramic statuette belongs amongst the oldest depictions of the female body in the world and was discovered in the Czech Republic!

After a buffet lunch we will continue to Brno’s city centre to visit another of the thirteen venues which the Moravian Museum currently maintains, the newly reconstructed Palace of Noble Ladies, where a brand new ethnographic exhibition is located.

Recommended for members of: ICMAH, ICOM – CC, ICME, UMAC, ICEE

Museums Visited

The Moravian Museum

Pavilion Anthropos


Departure of the Museum Retro Train to Brno from Prague’s Main Railway Station

Estimated arrival in Brno

Transfer to Pavilion Anthropos (by public transportation)

Welcome from the director of Moravian Museum

Guided museum tours, Venus of Dolní Věstonice exhibition

Buffet lunch

Departure to the city centre (by public transportation)

Visit to the Palace of Noble Ladies’ ethnographic exhibition followed by free time to discover Brno

Train departs to Prague

Please be at the railway station at least 15 minutes prior to departure.





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