Mundus Comenii | The World of Comenius
When it was confirmed that John Amos Comenius was buried in Naarden in the local church, the church was restored in the 1930s, decorated with works by prominent Czech artists and turned into the mausoleum of Comenius. As early as 1892, on the occasion of his 300th birthday, the first John Amos Comenius museum was established in Naarden. A century later it was moved to the immediate neighbourhood of the mausoleum, which is also managed by the museum. In the jubilee year of 2020, the Mundus Comenius (World of Comenius) exhibition, funded by the Czech Republic, was opened at the Comenius Museum in Naarden.
The exhibition accentuates Comenius’ thinking, interests, and his network of contacts in scholarly Europe. It also describes the religious and political conditions of his times, which had a profound impact on his fate and shaped his thinking. And it tries to emphasise his inspiring role in today’s world. The same purpose can be observed in this catalogue, which tries to provide more information, offer a broader context of the Comenius period, including the personalities that formed Comenius.