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Department of the History of Music

Smetanova 14,
602 00, Brno
phone: +420 606 033 100, +420 515 910 485

Head of the department:

Doc. PhDr. Jiří Zahrádka, Ph.D. - curator, work and life of the composer Leos Janacek
phone: +420 515 910 484


Staff members:

  • Mgr. Simona Šindlářová - curator, music of the 18th and 19th centuries
    phone: +420 515 910 481, e-mail:
  • Mgr. Libuše Janáčková, Ph.D. - curator, work and life of the composer Leos Janacek (parental leave)
    phone: +420  515 910 483, e-mail:
  • Mgr. Nikola Illeová - guide in the Leoš Janáček Memorial (replacement for parental leave)
    phone: +420  606 033 100, e-mail:
  • PhDr. František Malý - curator, collection of musical instruments, figurative music of the 18th and 19th centuries composed on Czech texts, hymnology
    phone: +420  515 231 141,e-mail:
  • Mgr. Ondřej Pivoda, Ph.D. - curator, music of the 20th century, contemporary music after 1945, head of the reading room
    phone: +420  515 910 482, e-mail:
  • Mgr. Michaela Ratolístková curator, music of the 17th and 18th centuries, service of the reading room
    phone: +420  515 910 482, e-mail:
  • Mgr. Blanka Šnajdrová - guide in the Leoš Janáček Memorial
    phone: +420 606 033 100


  • Collection, register, catalogue and scientific interpretation of written evidence related to the history of music in Moravia
  • Collections: sheets of music, musical instruments, libretti, theoretical works, writings, correspondence, programmes, posters, pictorial documents, etc.
  • Janacek archives

Research activities:

  • According to the following the staff members' specialization
  • Co-operation with the internationale database of musical sources RISM - Répertoire Interational des Sources Musicales, cf.: The CD-Rom with RISM database is available in the sudy room.
  • First stage of the long-term project of the comprehensive critical edition of Leos Janack's correspondence - in co-operation with the Institute of Music Science /Philosophical Faculty of the Masaryk University and Leos Janacek Foundation
  • Preparation of thematic catalogues of the collections of sheets of music from the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Gradually digitization of sheets of music, writings and archives related to Leos Janacek

Permanent activities:

  • Reference library, for professionals only
  • Advisory: All the curators according to their specialization
  • Study facilities - study room open to the public

We remind the researchers of the fact that the study of the Department of History of Music / Moravian Museum will be closed during summer holiday from July 1 to August 31, 2019. The usual opening hours will start on September 3, 2019.

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