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History of the museum
The Museum in Aš is currently a part of a contributory organization of Library, Museum and information centre of Aš which was established by the
The museum continues a rich history of museum tradition in Aš from the period of Austro-Hungarian Empire and the
At the end of 2008, both textile and historical exhibition were removed due to the museum relocation and reconstruction which was carried out as part of the “Revitalisation of Nicholas Hill” – a project financed by the
THE PREMISES OF THE MUSEUM
The entrance hall is adapted for concerts and social evens and the hall is planned to be used for wedding ceremonies as well. A modern lecture hall has also been built inside the museum where lectures and seminars are held regularly along with video and slide shows. In the exhibition rooms on the ground floor of the museum, prominent Czech artists as well as other regional artists exhibit their works. In addition, museum exhibitions related to the history and activities of the region are organized there too. The tombstones from the former evangelical cemetery, which, unfortunately, burnt down, are placed in the garden of the museum. The tombstones, other boundary or border markers, stone tanks and paper grinding stones were used for the construction of a lapidarium. The museum garden serves to the public as an oasis of calm where you can spend pleasant moments connected with the visit of the museum.
EXHIBITS AND COLLECTION ITEMS
The number of exhibits has increased. In 1975, there were approximately 3,000 pieces while at present, there are almost 29,000 exhibits mainly textile industry exhibits. The collection also comprises paintings, uniforms, military antiques, ethnographic items and liturgical and church objects. The museum houses a very valuable collection of 1,200 aquarelle paintings made by ethnographer Karel Šrámek. There is also a unique collection of 6,000 photographs showing the Aš region in the periods between mid-19th century and up to present. In addition, the library houses a collection of specialist textile literature books as well as regional literature.
The museum in Aš keeps a central register of stone crosses and wayside shrines in the