National Museum

Original name(s)

  • Národní Muzeum (cs - Czech)
Institution Address

Vaclavskenamesti 68
11579 Prague

Main areas of taxonomic expertise

  • Palaeontology
  • Palaeobotany
  • Evertebrates of Early Palaeozoic
  • Quaternary vertebrates
  • Cretaceous fossil fish
  • Entomology
  • Zoology
  • Ichthyology,
  • Herpetology,
  • Malacology
  • Botany
  • Mycology

Type of organisation

Institution Address

Vaclavskenamesti 68
11579 Prague

Director Representative

Prof.Jiři Kvaček


Structure Chart

Governing & Executive bodies

Five museums with their own departments:

  • Natural History; Museum;
  • History Museum;
  • Czech Museum of Music;
  • Naprstek Museum;
  • National Museum Library.




Staff fields

staff_year of reference2019
staff total435.0
scientific staff (permanent)82.0
scientific staff (non permanent)5.0
scientific staff post doc (non permanent)15.0
scientific staff collections (permanent)76.0
scientific staff collections (non permanent)5.0
scientific staff associated15.0
staff collection managers technicians (permanent)45.0
staff collection managers technicians (non permanent)5.0
staff administrative (permanent)100.0
staff exhibitions (permanent)15.0
staff exhibitions (non permanent)0.0

General Description

  • Palaeontology
  • Zoology
  • Entomology
  • Mineralogy
  • Botany
  • Mycology
  • Anthropology

Research Fields

  • Anthropology / Physical anthropology (46.20.00)

Research Initiative

Activities and outreach with Universities

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


Activities and outreach with other public

VOŠIS High school education in museology



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