How Many New Asylums Do We Need for the Imbeciles? Náprstek’s Nurturing of Philanthropy
|Klíčová slova||Vojta Náprstek, patrons, educational institutes, social institutes|
|Citace||SECKÁ, Milena. How Many New Asylums Do We Need for the Imbeciles? Náprstek’s Nurturing of Philanthropy. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Praha: Národní muzeum, 2021, 42(2), 71–78. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/anpm.2021.009. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Dostupné také z: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicke-publikace/annals-of-the-naprstek-museum/42-2/how-many-new-asylums-do-we-need-for-the-imbeciles-naprsteks-nurturing-of-philanthropy|
A part of the collections of the Náprstek Museum also includes exhibits documenting the life and activity of Vojta Náprstek. Among them belong thirty paintings of educational and social institutes of the Anglo-American world. They were painted by Alois Studnička, and Vojta Náprstek displayed them in 1865 at an exhibition at Žofín in Prague. The exhibition of more than a hundred paintings was accompanied by lectures not only concerning these institutions, but also concerning patrons who founded and supported these institutions. At the same time, he encouraged the listeners to follow his own example of promoting patronage.