The Tovačov Collection

The collection began to emerge immediately after the founding of the Museum in the year 1937. The remains of the furnishings of the Tovačov Château came here after the year 1945. The greatest attention was paid to the obtaining of ethnographic material. The collection began to focus on agricultural machines and tools in the 1970s. 

In terms of time period the collection contains items from the period of the 14th - 20th centuries with the oldest period being represented by only occasional pieces. The collection primarily consists of collectible items originating in the Tovačov region. The additional regions of Moravia, Bohemia, Silesia, Austria and Germany are represented to a smaller extent.

Items in the collection

The collection consists of smaller collections: art-history items, textiles, historical furniture, ethnography, military paraphernalia. The collections also consists of archaeology and a larger collection involving agricultural machines and tools. The collections include photography items and documentation.

The most valuable collected items include three Gothic wooden statues from the 14th century, a Renaissance marble medallion of Eliška of Melice from the 15th century, liturgical textiles encompassing the period from the 15th to the 19th centuries (cassocks, chasubles, stoles, burses, manipules, etc.), a collection of ceremonial Jewish items (curtains, covers for the Torah, bonnets for Jewish brides, ceremonial lamps, a cruet, etc.), a collection of hunting guns from the 19th century, a castle gun and two Swedish cannons primarily from the 17th century. 8,789 recorded collectible items (registration numbers) are in the collections. 

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


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