Great Moravian jewellery and its presentation in exhibitions



Year of publication 2023
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Muzeológia a kultúrne dedičstvo
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Great Moravian jewellery; elite goods; exhibition; Moravian Museum
Description Ever since the first pieces of Great Moravian jewellery were found in early medieval burial grounds, which began to be intensively and extensively explored mainly in Moravia after 1948, it was clear that these were not only elite goods related to the highest social class in Great Moravia of that time, but also exhibition objects that bear the hallmark of exclusivity. Their artistic beauty, the expensive material from which they were made, as well as the craftsmanship with which they were created, were and still are a sure guarantee for the exhibitor that they will interest the public in some way. The paper focuses mainly on large exhibition events, which from the 1960s presented Great Moravian jewellery not only to the Czech, but also to the foreign audience. At the same time, it briefly outlines the future, which is connected with presentation of these exceptional archaeological finds, and which is in the hands of the Moravian Museum in Brno.
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