About the museum
We want to be a modern heritage institution, and so we fully identify with the definition of a museum adopted on 24 August, 2022 at the ICOM PRAGUE 2022 General Conference. “A museum is a not-for-profit, permanent institution in the service of society that researches, collects, conserves, interprets and exhibits tangible and intangible heritage. Open to the public, accessible and inclusive, museums foster diversity and sustainability. They operate and communicate ethically, professionally and with the participation of communities, offering varied experiences for education, enjoyment, reflection and knowledge sharing.”
Past and Present
The Železný Brod Municipal Museum is today a natural centre of the memory of the Železný Brod glassmaking and a centre for the preservation and presentation of local folk culture. Currently, the museum is implementing the project Connected by Glass!, which will build a completely new interactive exhibition. The essence of the project is to revive the local glassmaking tradition by connecting it with other entities that work in the town and have something to do with glass. In addition to the project, we continue to engage in research and exhibition activities, organize various events and involve the general and professional public.
The museum’s collections comprise 12 sub-collections, the most extensive being the glass and ethnography sub-collections. However, other sub-collections are equally important and contain many interesting exhibits covering archaeology, jewellery, militaria, paintings, sculptures, natural history, textiles, photographs and postcards. Many of our collections can be found at eSbirky.cz.
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Collections, archives, museum library and other departments for the professional public.
In our museum shops you can choose from a variety of local products and a range of popular educational books. In the glass exhibition building you can choose from a variety of locally produced glass products. We offer small glass figurines as well as large, densely shaped ones, and you can choose from glass jewellery, pendants and beads of various sizes. In the museum shop in Bělišti we offer mainly local handicraft products such as ceramics, wooden toys, textile bags, potholders, aprons, or metal Kovap cars. You can choose from a range of picturesque postcards by Jiří Škopek. Popular delights include homemade blessings, thimbles, bells or hearts.