Petr Skalník’s Collection in the Náprstek Museum
|Keywords||Petr Skalník, Tuva, material culture|
|Type of Article||Materialia|
Petr Skalník is a renowned Czech social anthropologist and Africanist. During his studies in the former Soviet Union, he visited Tuva where he assembled a collection of material culture that represents various everyday occupations of cattle herders, as well as ritual and leisure activities. After more than 50 years of its acquisition, the collection, now curated by the Náprstek Museum in Prague, is finally published including a summary of circumstances under which Skalník worked.