UMPRUM – AAAD – Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design

The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague collects and preserves national and international examples of historical and contemporary crafts, as well as applied arts and design. Through a belief in the harmony between function, quality, and beauty, it aims to inspire, educate and entertain in a unique way. Founded in 1885, the museum’s collections include glass, ceramics and porcelain; graphic arts and photography; furniture and metal works; and textiles, fashion and toys. The museum’s recent publications include an examination of fashion behind the Iron Curtain and a profile of glass artist Vaclav Cigler, and Design in the Czech Lands 1900–2000.

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Studio of Textile Design Studio display at ARTSEMESTR Summer 2016 exhibition UMPRUM – Peter Faco / © UMPRUM
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