From 24 04 2023
Archdiocesan Museum Olomouc: Attic
The new permanent exhibition You Are Here, which is defined by its subtitle St. Wenceslas Mound over the Course of the Centuries, will be installed in the renovated attic of the Archdiocesan Museum and will offer visitors a virtual visualization of the Svatováclavské návrší area in prehistoric, medieval and modern times thanks to new media. There will also be three bronze models of the hill from the same periods. Visitors will also be able to see a facsimile of the rare Olomouc horologium (also called the Olomouc Collector) from the first half of the 12th century. The work was commissioned by Bishop Jindřich Zdík (c. 1083-1150) for the Olomouc Chapter of St. Wenceslas. The illustrated manuscript includes on 161 sheets of parchment a collection of liturgical texts necessary for daily prayers. The codex became a prize of the Swedish army during the Thirty Years War and is still preserved in the Royal Library in Stockholm.