Crafts and industrial production

The beginnings of the collections can be dated back to the 1890s when collecting of ethnographic material for the ethnographic exhibition in Prague 1895 (the national exhibition came about in Přerov in the year 1893) took place in the Přerov region and was further developed after the founding of the Town Museum in the year 1902. 

Significant growth in the collection, particularly in the area of ethnography and crafts, came about in the 1930s in connection with the organisation of the Central Moravian exhibition in the year 1936. The collection did not develop in a systematic manner, but instead collectible items were added through random collecting, purchases and particularly through gifts.

The collection consists of items from the period of the 18th - 20th centuries, with a few items from the 17th century. The vast majority of the collectible items come from the Přerov region with Bohemia and Moravia also occasionally represented.

Items in the collection

The items primarily consist of crafts and industrial tools and products as well as agricultural machines and tools and to a lesser extent guild items. Locksmith work is the the most common craft represented. Ethnographic material is also an essential part of the collection. A nativity scene with 127 figures, created by the folk carver Bedřich Zbořil, ranks among the most interesting items in the collection.

A selection of travel suitcases produced by the Přerov company Kazeto, documenting the production from the founding of the company in the year 1925 up to the 1980s, is a significant part of the collection. Coats-of-arms of Přerov guilds from the 18th and 19th centuries and products by the locksmith guild from the 17th - 18th centuries, primarily of a regional provenance, rank among the most valuable collectible items.

1,715 recorded collectible items (registration numbers) are recorded in the crafts and industrial production specialised collection.

The collection is administered by Mgr. Petr Sehnálek (Social Sciences Department).


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