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museum since 2003
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An archaeological collection comprises tens of thousands of prehistoric
and medieval artefacts. The articles from random findings and systematic
archaeological diggings make evi dence of human settlements in the area
of the river of Jizera since Stone Age till ending Middle Age.
The collection of tin objects belongs to the most precious things you can
find in the museum. Its biggest and most valu able part was confiscated
from Nazi top members in 1945. So the Museum was given spectacular
Saxon tin (especially so called shooter plates) and thoroughbred guild
A wide collection of folk textile coming namely from the end of 19th century
comprises approx. 500 bonnets, 300 clouts and scarves, tens of folk garbs
and their fragments originating in this region. There is an interesting collection
of painted furniture and folk sculptures. and machines.
Large archives of photography comprise namely shots of Mlada Boleslav
and surroundings. Collections of photography are continuously completed
by museum own documentary activities.
A collection of ceramics consists of Czech and European china from 19th
and 20th centuries, a wide range of pottery and majolica from South
Moravia and Slovakia. The original Meissen china from the end of the 18th
century and beginning of the 19th century and some excellent Czech
products painted by hand are the most precious exhibits.
It contains approximately 4 000 prints from 16th to 18th centuries including
volumes of philosophy, history, religion and arts. In the library there are
also venal prints, music, maps and atlases, a vast fund of regional
literature that serves to research workers. Three handwritten graduals
(16th century) drawn up for the local choir of choristers at the Church
of the Virgin Mary are the next valuable pieces of the museum library
The Museum of Mlada Boleslav Region can boast of a collection of
weapons and guns covering namely 18th and 19th century.
A collection of numismatics contains namely Czech mintages since
11th century but also coins and means of payment of European countries.
The museum takes care of a collection of tens of regional commemorative
coins and emblems.
A ground of the collection is formed by Czech products from the 2nd half
of 19th century displaying a wide range of clear glass decorated by
traditional techniques of glass cutting and etching as well as a range
of coloured glass of all shades and types. The most precious articles are
samples of baroque hand painted glass and Empire "milk" or "bone" glass.
A set of sculptures from 18th century made by several generations of
sculptural and carving Jelinek family belong to the most precious parts
of artistic museum collection. From other parts we can name: collection
of targets of Mlada Boleslav shooters from 19th century, a set of folk
glass paintings,pictures and drawings from numerous local artists
(museum is collecting works of contemporary regional artists), originals
of K. Liebscher illustrations to the book "Castles" by A. Sedlacek,
a precious set of graphics drawn after portraits of J. Kupecky.
and Bronze Treasure-Trove
This treasure has been donated to our museum
by its finder Adam Kout who is
a local grammar school student.
The treasure consists of four bronze axes
and approximately a
quarter of a kilogramme of a golden wire.
This wire is winded into nine spirals.
The quality of this gold is very high – it is
eighteen and in one case even twenty-two
carats. The treasure
dates back to the 13th century before Christ.