Exhibition shows the famous textile history of Brno

From 12 April to 28 July 2019, the Celnice Gallery hosts the exhibition Brno's textile heritage, which maps textile factory sites in the South Moravian metropolis from the perspective of contemporary heritage conservation. The exhibition was prepared by the Methodical Center of Industrial Heritage in Ostrava, which belongs to the National Heritage Institute.

In the 19th century, Brno developed into the most important wave center of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and the traces of this famous industrial past of the so-called Moravian Manchester are still visible. Many areas have been urbanized by the development of textile production, and today the question is how to deal with this heritage.

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The best of Brno on a single tourist card

Since this year, the Löw-Beer Villa in Brno is involved in the BRNOPAS tourist card project, which provides its owners a number of discounts or free admissions to interesting places in Brno and its surroundings. The card can be purchased from one to three days, for adults or children under 15 years of age, and may include a public transport ticket.

With the BRNOPAS card, you get a 25% discount in the Löw-Beer villa to enter the permanent  exhibition The World of the Brno Bourgeoisie Around the Löw-Beers and the Tugendhats, children have free admission. The card also offers benefits in other famous Brno villas: Tugendhat, Stiassni and Jurkovič.

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New edition of USE-IT Brno map

The new edition of USE-IT Brno maps is here and it also includes the Löw-Beer Villa as a point of interest number 44 named Villa 1.0. The map mentions a short history of the Villa, points out free entry to the garden and commends our café.

USE-IT maps are non-commercial, made by young locals. They are always free and up-to-date. Nowadays, these maps provide information for young travellers in almost 40 European cities – and one of them is Brno.

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Exhibitions in the Celnice Gallery

Severpal temporary exhibitions are staged at the Celnice Gallery, which is in the garden house of Löw-Beer Villa. The exhibition programme primarily focuses on the history and development of the Brno's and Czechoslovakian architecture of the 19th and 20th century in the broader European context; industrial architecture; UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the political, economic and cultural development in the second half of the 19th and the early 20th century in Brno; the history of the Second World War and the Holocaust.

Factories and Factory Owners

18th October 2019 – 26th January 2020

The exhibition introduces the micro-world of the interwar business elite not only in Brno, but also in Ústí nad Labem or Ostrava. Get to know the textile factory owners of Jewish origin from the Fuhrmann, Himmelreich, Löw-Beer, Stiassni, Tugendhat and Zwicker families.
The Celnice Gallery is free to visit and open to all visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 Fabriky a fabrikanti vystava v galerii Celnice