Mendel Museum of Masaryk University
Mendlovo nám. 1a, 603 00 Brno
The Mendel Museum of Masaryk University builds on the legacy of Gregor Johann Mendel (1822-1884), the founder of genetics and discoverer of the basic laws of heredity. The museum presents Mendel's work in a permanent exhibition, which is regularly complemented with short-term exhibitions. The museum is established as a meeting place for experts, where the results of science and research are presented to the general public. The Mendel Museum also organizes numerous lectures, primarily on the topic of genetics. Guest speakers have included many Nobel Prize winners.
Hrdlička Museum of Man
Viničná 1594/7, 128 00 Prague
This small university museum is part of the Faculty of Science at Charles University in Prague. Its permanent exhibition explores human evolution, the development of a human being, pathology, death and human diversity and variability. For decades in Prague, a visit to Hrdlička Museum of Man has been part of an education in biology at the primary, secondary and university levels. The museum is a cultural site of memory, having its own distinctive character, historical tradition and sense of continuity. It resembles a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ which transports visitors to the past, while simultaneously exhibiting the latest in scientific discovery. In fact, the museum’s direct connection to the academic world allows it to work in partnership with today’s scientific masterminds, presenting the outcomes of their work to the general public.