The exhibition on the history of enamelling and its various techniques. It is the very first exhibition on this subject of such an extent in the Czech Republic.
The exhibition presents historical development of enamelling and a whole range of enamelling techniques, its variability and ability to adapt to the actual trends of the given period and culture. Various enamelled objects will be on display, ranging from small archaeological findings, through jewelry up to liturgical objects and coronation regalia. The second part of the exhibition focuses on technical usage of enamelling like e. g. household utensils or the industrial use of enamel.
The exhibition also shows restoration of historical objects decorated with enamel and also presents works of contemporary artists. It also includes an interactive part for both children and adults.
The exhibition lasts from 31 October, 2017 to 3 June, 2018.
Only during the first month of the exhibition, i.e. from August 31 till November 30, 2017, the replica of the crown of the Holy Roman Empire will be on display.
The museum prepared the exhibition in cooperation not only with a lot of local institutions (museums, galeries, producer of enamelled products) but also with foreign ones, e.g. British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum Cyprus, Kunsthistorishes Museum Wien.
The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Minister of Culture Mr. Daniel Herman.