Thanks to the number of works of art being administered (cca 185.000) the Olomouc Museum of Art is one of the most important institutions of its kind in the Czech Republic. The museum takes professional care of works belonging to the state and to the church, as well as private works of art, ranging from antiquity to contemporary art culture. The essential collection of the museum consists of over 85,000 items and is divided, according to the type of art, into eleven sub-collections (architecture, artists books, photography, graphic art, 20th century books, drawings, coins and medals, paintings, sculpture, applied graphics and applied art). The vast collection of the Olomouc Archbishopric in the Kroměříž Chateau includes not only paintings, sculpture, drawings, graphics and crafts, but also the chateau library and the music archives, and it is administered by the Archdiocesan Museum in Kroměříž. The Olomouc Archdiocesan Museum has in its care part of the collection of paintings and handicrafts from the Olomouc archiepiscopal residence as well as important works of art lent by the parishes of the Olomouc Archdiocese.
The selective presentation contains works from all collections administered by the museum and is regularly updated and supplemented. The on-line catalogue of the basic collection of the Olomouc Museum of Art is accessible through the ProMus database.
The characteristics of sub-collections and contacts on their curators HERE.