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The time of Knights of the Far Seas. Collector and Patron Jindřich Vávra

17. 7. 2020 - 24. 1. 2021

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: regular 50 CZK, reduced 25 CZK, family 110 CZK

The exhibition presents Brno native, naval practitioner and naturalist Jindřich Vávra (Heinrich Wawra) who collected, as one of the first Czech travellers, photographic documents from his oversea journeys. His "photographic collections" from 1865-1879 are very extraordinary; the most impressive shots  are those from East and South-East Asia, northern  Africa and Australia. The exhibition shows Vávra's ethnographic, numismatic, zoological and botanical collections from the second half of the 19th century. For his merits in the field of science he was awarded – among other distinctions – the honorary title Knight of the Far Seas.

 
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