National Museum

Consortium name  
Czech Consortium
Institution (Original name) 
Národní Muzeum
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Vaclavskenamesti 68
Postal code 
11579
City 
Prague
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Czech Republic
Phone 

(+42) 22 44 97 111

E-mail 
TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Museum
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
No
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Member since 
2005
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Jiři Kvaček / Head of the Department of Palaeontology / Palaeontology / +420 224 497 801 / jiri.kvacek@nm.cz

Member of the Executive Committee? 
Yes
Executive Committee position 
Ordinary Member
CETAF DEPUTY
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Jiři Frank / Head of the Department of Digital Asset Management and New Media / Palaeontology / +420 224 497 111 / jiri_frank@nm.cz

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
OTHER STAFF MEMBERS WITH CONNECTIONS TO CETAF
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field + Working Group or Project involved in 

1. Jirina Daskova / director of NHM / palynology / +420 224 957 / kamil_zagorsek@nm.cz

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Dr. Michal Lukes +420 224 497 310; michal_lukes@nm.cz

Organigram 

Five museums with their own departments. Natural History; Museum; History Museum; Czech Museum of Music; Naprstek Museum; National Museum Library

Governing and executive bodies 

General director – decision making person for the whole museum Directors of museums – one of them .- NHM director – decision making person for NHM issues

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff825
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections765
c) Post-docs / PhD students2115
d) Others (Associates, etc.)015
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)17940
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions150
f) Collection managers / technicians455
g) Others 1000
TOTAL (e+f+g)1605
Total permanent staff 
339
Total non-permanent staff 
45
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
384
Male (%) 
60
Female (%) 
40
Externalized services, permanent positions 
51
Total (permanent and non-permanent staff + externalized personnel)  
435
Any other information concerning the staff 

Externalized Services: lawyer (1), guards (20), custodians in exhibits (30)

R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
3
List of laboratories 
  1. DNA laboratory
  2. PALAEO Lab
  3. GEO Lab
List of key tools (e.g. SEM, 3D, scanners/printers,...) 

SEM, Cameca microprobe, MicroCT (ordered for this yer), Rentgen, Digital microscope; 3D scanner, Epifluorescence microscope

Other scientific / R&D facilities 

Ring station

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
0
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
In this moment the museum building is closed and the exhibits are still under re-construction, there are exhibitions of historical museum, etnographical museum, Museum of Music etc.
Number of recent exhibitions 
1
Recent Temporary Exhibitions (< 2 years) 
Name 
Story of the planet of Earth
Number of future exhibitions 
3
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Research Field 
Palaeontology
Research Field 
Zoology
Research Field 
Entomology
Research Field 
Mineralogy
Research Field 
Botany
Research Field 
Mycology
Research Field 
Anthropology
Scientific publications
Number of peer-reviewed publications per year 
7
Annual journals/series 

Lynx; Journal of the National Museum – Natural History

Quarterly journals/series 
  • Fossil Imprint
  • Bulletin of the Department of Mineralogy and Geology
EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1Palaeontology10000100008050
1.2Mineralogy500500100100
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Botany200002000010
2.2Mycology50005000100
2.3Zoology51000510002212
Total specimens (all collections) 
86,500
Outstanding collection features 

Sternberg type collection, Barrand type collection,Presl type collection, Domin type collection

The Zoology collections mostly contains our Entomology collection which has 50,000 primary types and individual specimens.

Does your institution have an Index Seminum? 

No

Heritage sciences (art, manuscripts, maps, photographs...) 

archive items, old eqipment, art work –paintings, photographs etc. (completely about 15 000 items) 50 000 reprints, 25 000 books

Other information regarding heritage collections 

paintings and other archive items 20 000

Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
No
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
1000
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
600
Number of scientific visitors per year 
1500
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Palaeontology – palaeobotany, evertebrates of Early Palaeozoic, Quaternary vertebrates, Cretaceous fossil fish
Entomology - zoology – ichthyology, herpetology, malacology
Botany, mycology
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Logo 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Jiri Kvacek, +420 224 497 801, jiri.kvacek@nm.cz Jiri Frank; jiri_frank@nm.cz Kamil Zagorsek; kamil_zagorsek@nm.cz

Visitors
Last year:  
245 076
Trends (past and future) 

number for the whole NMP; stable situation

Website visitors
Last year  
242 876
Institution news
Career opportunities
Research updates
Workshops / Events
Others
Other means of communication  

National Level aggregato for digital content of museums and galleries - coordinated by National Museum which is also the main content provider - it is now in process of innovation and turning to the role of national level aggregator supported by the government for all museums and galleries in Czech Republic. New concept will be launched early next year. Link: eSbirky.cz

If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

VOŠIS High school education in museology

If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

Charles University – teaching usually in specialised lectures, leading student bachelor, diploma, PhD thesis

If your institution is involved in online courses, please describe them and the partners 

Yes via project Heureka

Other relevant information on education and / or training carried out 

Heureka

Contact person at your institution for education / teaching / training (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Milan Libertin, milan_libertin@nm.cz, Lukáš Laibl – Lukas_laibl@nm.cz

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. BHL-Europe 2. Digitisation group 3. Strategic Group 4. Project ? Group 5. CPD Group

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Digitisation Group 2. Geosciences Group 3. Bioinformatics

WHICH NETWORKS OR ORGANISATIONS SHOULD CETAF BE A MEMBER OF? 

1. BHL 2. Catalogue of Life 3. GIBIF 4. TEDWICK

Last update 
10.23.17