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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Basis of the Library stock consists of volumes from the inheritance of František Kalivoda (1913–1971), the Brno architect and friend of Grete Tugendhat. The volumes, loaned through courtesy of the Brno City Museum, are assigned with location marks with “FK” prefix.

The new acquisitions concern the history of Czech and European architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries, the theory of architecture and urbanism, the history of the city of Brno, the economic development in the Czech Lands and Jewish life and traditions (history, customs, religion) during the 19th and 20th centuries. The new acquisitions are part of the Library of the Museum of the Brno Region stock, and have the location marks with “MBL” prefix.

The Library provides computers with digital materials extending and illustrating the themes of the exhibition (photographs, designs and drawings).

Practical information                                                       

The Library is open both for the professional and general public. All books are available for use in the Library of the Villa Löw-Beer in Brno only (how to reach us). The Library service is run by the Researchers’ Code and the Library Code of the Library of the Museum of the Brno Region.

Readers can access the on-line catalogue of the Library of the Brno Regional Museum. To search among the volumes located in the Villa Löw-Beer in Brno, use the option “Kombinovaný dotaz” (i.e. “Advanced search”) and filter “Signatura svazku” (i.e. “Location Mark”) - “FK” or “MBL”.

The books can be ordered by telephone or by e-mail.


Mgr. Jakub Pernes
Phone +420 544 544 200
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Library opening hours

by appointment (weekdays)