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Permanent exhibitions

Ostrava Museum launched a new permanent exposition on 23 June 2009 detailing its collections and focus and making it one of the leading regional institutions specializing in homeland studies.

The section devoted to art history contains the museum’s finest and most valuable artifacts. Here we can encounter old printed material, rare wooden carvings, and paintings and sculptures.

Craftsmanship is on display in the form of works made out of tin, watches and clocks, and glass and porcelain. Another room has been set aside for weaponry - hunting and military rifles, arms for hand-to-hand combat and target practice, and pistols and revolvers.

From its founding in 1267 to the watershed year of 1989, the history of the city is mapped out by a series of important events that took place here, captured by period photography and a unique collection of items. Archaeological finds from the center of Moravian Ostrava document its distant past, while the founding of industry is symbolized by a wide-canvass picture of Vítkovice by Otto von Bollhagen in 1911. The events that shaped Ostrava during the 19th and 20th centuries culminate with the period of the two world wars, followed by the political and social life of the city after 1945, with a look at its architecture, culture, education, sport and leisure time.

A film in 3-D offers a view of contemporary Ostrava and its 23 municipal districts.

Ethnography forms a colorful aspect of the exposition. In addition to the collection of folk art, the festivities and customs that continue to this day in our city and its surroundings can be experienced thanks to audiovisual equipment.

The history of the city would not be complete without an exposition on mining, which includes a unique collection of miners’ lamps and measuring devices. Also of interest is a map of the city dating back to …, which shows a layout of all the towers built on top of mining shafts. It gives a good indication of the extent to which the mining industry was developed in this region.

The natural sciences portion of the permanent exposition offers a look at “animate” and “inanimate” nature around Ostrava.

The mineral wealth, what we call geology, can be found in coal samples, unique fossils from Šustova, a Paleontological-era collection of carboniferous deposits, and unusual mineralogical and petrographical items from the region.

The oldest archaeological finds make up the connection between the two parts of the exposition on natural sciences. In fact, the pride of Ostrava includes prehistoric and Paleolithic artifacts in the location around Landek Top.

A very appealing part of the exposition includes the nature and landscape of the Ostrava region (agriculture, bottomland forests in the Odra River basin, woods, rivers, ponds and meadows, citywide landscapes), with its botanical, zoological and entomological displays, and is highly interactive thanks to the audiovisual equipment available.

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