The permanent exhibition has been closed due to its partial revitalization.
On September 20, 2021 we said our goodbye to the permanent exhibition "Comenius’ Contribution to the Humanity", which has welcomed visitors since 1992. For almost 30 years, the exhibition has been amended only minimally, but now, it is the time to complete the reconstruction of the museum, change the exhibits displayed and modify the conceptual arrangement.
Other parts of the museum - the Old School, the Informatorium, the Antiques of the Uherský Brod region and short-term exhibitions - will be opened as usual throughout the preparation of the new exhibition. Thank you for your support and we will do our best to welcome you on March 28, 2022, the 430th anniversary of the birth of Jan Amos.
It has been our priviledge to have the permanent exhibition "Comenius’ Contribution to the Humanity" in our museum for nearly 30 years. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of the people who made it possible.
Comenius in our Museum - NOW ON DISPLAY
1) John Amos Comenius and His Contributions to Human Civilization
"Whatever I am doing, I do it because my conscience tells me to do so." This quote opens the temporary exhibition on J. A. Comenius that we have prepared for you in the Column Hall of our museum.
Even during the revitalization of the exhibition, you will not lose the opportunity to get acquainted with the life and work of Comenius in the data and in a broader context. In addition to the basic milestones in the life of John Amos, attention is also focused on his pedagogical principles, thanks to which he is considered a pioneer of modern pedagogy. However, Comenius is also introduced as a scientist in a broader sense - he was oriented in many disciplines and was able to effectively connect them. Thanks to his knowledge, he was a member of the Republic of Letters, within which he maintained correspondence with leading scholars. You can read about them, but also about those who inspired Comenius. The temporary exhibition is complemented by a selection of Comenius’ works.
2) School by Play - the Old School and the Informatorium
The School by Play exhibition is partly based on the contrast between the old and the new school. When observing Comenius′ principles of pedagogy and didactics thoroughly, we will come to the conclusion that the two schools are identical. A row of desks dating from the 2nd half of the 19th and the 1st half of the 20th centuries stands in the middle of an old classroom. Both sides of the classroom are lined with teaching aids used in different fields of science between the 1930s and 1950s.
The new classroom is often used for programmes for children, they can learn about biology, history of the region or the physics of Comenius′s time. The multifunctional hall called Informatorium (the name is derived from Comenius′ concept of lecturing, instructing or giving advice), above all, is used to present the educational programmes. Their content is based on the support of independent and active approach of the child visitor to acquisition of knowledge and development of thinking.