Architectural designs of the new expositions are known
The Historical Building of the National Museum will be partially opened in October this year. The complete building approval of the Historical building is planned for spring 2019. From November 2019 visitors will have the opportunity to see the exposition complex Nature and Miracles of Evolution located in the Historical Building of the National Museum. At the same time another two complexes in the New Building will become available to public – History of the 20th Century and Children’s Museum. The Connecting Hallway is a separate exposition complex, which will be opened in 2019. Visitors will have a chance to enter even the other permanent expositions from June 2020. In the Historical building these will be the expositions unified by the theme History, and besides that also theme People: Human, Society and Culture in the History and last but not least Treasury and Mint Cabinet.
The National Museum is preparing its permanent expositions with seven architecture firms and will offer its visitors new themes and approaches that of high quality. Only a few objects from the original expositions from before 2011 will remain, that is the fin whale as well as the mineralogical exposition, which was proclaimed cultural heritage and therefore became a protected zone of the Historical Building. The other parts of expositions will be entirely new. There will also be many unique objects such as the previously mentioned – the largest exhibit in the collections of the National Museum – fin whale, the most expensive exhibit – the diamond necklace of Naděžda Kramářová, or the moneybox, which was used to collect funds to build the National Theatre. Eighty thousands exhibition objects will be on display, which is by one third more than before the closure and the subsequent reconstruction of the Historical Building. The exhibition area must correspond with that and therefore has increased accordingly – at the moment it measures 12 thousands square meters that is by 4 thousands more than the original area. Overall, the National Museum will present 8 permanent exposition complexes.