Pamětní knihy a jejich role v muzejních institucích

Pages 9-26
DOI 10.37520/mmvp.2019.011
Keywords Guest books, Commemorative books, visitors, evaluation of exhibitions
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation TŮMOVÁ, Ludmila. Pamětní knihy a jejich role v muzejních institucích. Museum: Museum and Regional Studies. Prague: National Museum, 2019, 57(2), 9-26. DOI: ISSN 1803-0386. Also available from:
Museum: Museum and Regional Studies | 2019/57/2

Commemorative books are an essential part of exhibitions and long-term exhibitions in Czech museums. This article provides insight into the contents of books and to the information that this material can offer. A detailed analysis of ten selected pieces from the exhibitions of the National Museum answers the question of what function these notebooks in hardcover held today. As a simple glance at their records can tell us, this is not only a collection of signatures and commemorative records but also a source from which we can get an idea about visitors of the museum (resp. writers) and their views on the exhibition project, which they saw. However, while analysing this source and its informative value, we cannot forget it has its limit connected to the circumstances of its origin.

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