The City of Prague Museum

Scientific Research Activities in the City of Prague Museum

Scientific Research Activities in the City of Prague Museum

 

The City of Prague Museum conducts basic and applied research in all specialised activities of the museum including the distribution of results. The Museum is listed in the Register of Research Organisations (as decreed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of 2 August 2018).

The Museum’s Science Strategy, which is compiled by the Department of Science Secretary with the contribution of the Scientific Advisory Board, defines the concrete research projects.

The science strategy reflects the research scope of the museum, focusing on the city of Prague including its natural background in the context of specialised activities in the spheres of archaeology, history, and modern architecture. The museum research stems from its traditional focus on the previously implemented projects mostly mapping everyday life in the metropolis during various periods of time. However, the elites and important events in the capital city will also be adequately researched.

The museum’s collection and its wider context corresponding to the purpose and circumstances of the acquisition of collection items form the basis for the museum activity. Therefore, research also includes preservation of the collection – both preventive and secondary.

A three-year project (launched in April 2018) The Use of Digital Models for the National Infrastructure of Memory Institutions is among the first genuine research projects. This project is organised in cooperation with CESNET, a research association of Czech universities and the Czech Academy of Sciences, and the software company Musoft. The project was endorsed within the ETA Programme of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. As a result, a higher quality of digitalisation and presentation of collection items will be achieved using 3D models.

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