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Centre for Slavonic archaeology

Velehradská třída 537,
686 01 Uherské Hradiště
phone: +420 603 487 403

Head of the Centre for Slavonic archaeology:

Doc. PhDr. Luděk Galuška, CSc.
Early medieval archaeology
phone: +420 533 435 247

Staff members:

  • Mgr. Lucie Valášková archaeologist
  • PaedDr. Jiří Jilík outreach officer, guide through the permanent exhibition
    phone: +420 606 033 103
  • Vratislav Hubík field researcher


  • The Centre for Slavonic Archaeology (CSA) / Moravian Museum (MM) was established as an independent body in the frame of the MM on April 1, 2015. Its main seat is Uherské Hradiště, a field station is situated in Staré Město and an office is located in Brno, in the premises of the Archaeological Institute/Moravian Museum. The predecessor of the CSA was the department of Slavonic archaeology /Archaeological Institute of the MM based in Staré Město, headed by prof. PhDr. Vilém Hrubý, DrSc. in 1949-1985 and doc. PhDr. Luděk Galuška, CSc. in 1985-2015.
  • The field research carried out by the CSA focuses on the region of Uherské Hradiště, specifically on the sites of Staré Město and Modrá u Velehradu; chronologically it covers the period from the young phase of the Great Migration of Nations (6th century) to the beginning of the High Middle Ages (13th century).
  • The collections of the CSA consist of archaeological finds from the period of Great Moravia originating from Staré Město, Uherské Hradiště-Sady, Modrá u Velehradu, Osvětimany – Hradisko sv. Klimenta, Ostrožská Nová Ves and other sites in the region of Uherské Hradiště as well as of finds from the Early Slavonic period, the Pre-Great Moravian and Post-Great Moravian times. The collections highlights are Great Moravian golden and silver jewels including the so called falconer , i.e. a discoid plaque  featuring a rider with a bird of prey – one of the most famous symbols of Great Moravia – originating from Staré Město.
  • Part of the CSA are the permanent exhibition „Cyril and Methodius and the beginnings of Christianity in Moravia“ and a lecture room where events for the public as well as scientific conferences are held. In Brno, in the Dietrichstein Palace, collection items of the CSA represent a major part of exhibits in the current permanent display of the Moravian Museum entitled Great Moravia. The CSA collaborates closely with the Archaeological Open Air Museum in  Modrá and with the Moravian-Slovak Museum Uherské Hradiště. Its staff members keep contacts with eminent Czech and foreign archaeological institutions, especially with the Archaeological Institute /Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Brno.