The City of Prague Museum

Vila Tugendhat 1928–2013

Vila Tugendhat 1928–2013

Study and Documentation Centre Norbertov

12. 10. 2017 – 4. 2. 2018

The exhibition entitled ‘Villa Tugendhat 1928–2013’ has been prepared by the Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre of the Brno City Museum as a travelling presentation depicting the history of the villa from its construction, extensive restoration, and finally its successful present. Similar to the Villa Müller in Prague, the Villa Tugendhat regularly welcomes thousands of visitors who, on professionally guided tours, can experience the unique atmosphere of this residence, its exceptional architectonic composition of interiors and exteriors, and the beauty of the adjoining garden.

Thanks to longstanding cooperation grounded in the exchange of experience and information as well as mutual publicity efforts, the Villa Müller in Prague and the Villa Tugendhat in Brno have together created a solid platform for the presentation of these monuments of modern architecture not only within the Czech context but equally upon the worldwide level.

The exhibition, which is now on display in the gallery of the Study and Documentation Centre Norbertov, was created in 2012 and is composed of 14 specific thematic areas discussing the history of the villa at various points in time. The information panels are supplemented by large-format photographs revealing to the viewers the atmosphere of the Villa Tugendhat through details of the custom-designed furniture, building materials and iconic structural parts of the building, such as the chrome-plating of the column in the interior or the view through the ribbon window into the villa’s garden. Also included in the exhibition is a model of the building in 1:50 scale. Since 2012, the exhibition has been on public display in over 25 international locations.

Author of the profile photo: David Židlický

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