Object of the Month: February 2020

  Object of the Month: February 2021 Altest To celebrate all those who kept Dry February (or January) even during the pandemic In the interwar years, the temperance movement intensified both in Europe and in America. The Czechoslovak Abstinence Union (before 1918, The Provincial Society against Alcoholism) and other public health associations including the Red […]

Object of the Month: January 2021

Object of the Month: January 2021 Bacilínek On its web pages and on facebook, the Chrudim Puppetry Museum has shared the stage music composed by Miloš Smatek (1895-1974) for Jan Malík’s 1950 production of Bacilínek. Thank you! https://www.puppets.cz/cs/aktuality/nahravka-z-archivu-bacilinek In the second half of the 19th century the work of John Snow, Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch […]

Object of the Month: December 2020

Object of the Month: December 2020 COVID-19 Plush Virus Would you like a soft plush virus for your home? The Connecticut-based GIANTMicrobes company, which had brought hundreds of cuddly germs – deadly, annoying, as well as beneficial – as well as figures of vitamins, human organs and diseases to the toy market over the last two […]

Object of the Month: November 2020

Object of the Month: November 2020 Corrosive Sublimate, A Disinfectant Against the Virus, 1918 News of the current pandemic, the changing conditions and the response come as quickly as they go.  Some events and pseudoevents remain in our memory even after their protagonists depart the scene. At a press briefing on April 24, 2020, Donald Trump suggested […]

Object of the Month: October 2020

Václav Kocián, Petr Kadlec, Hua Hua Architects: Gastro žije Safe Zone (2020), NLK Medical Museum. Photograph by Veronika Löblová Object of the Month: October 2020 Gastro žije! Safe Zones in Corona Times The bright yellow table „Gastro žije“ (Gastro Lives) at the entrance to the Medical Museum is a part of the museum exhibit and its […]

Object of the Month: September 2020

Object of the Month: September 2020 A Woman Protected from Cholera A copper patch on the chest over flannel bandages, a bodice made of elastic rubber. Above the dress a belt of small bricks, with wax taffeta bow flying towards the back. Lower leg clothes triple garnished with herb bags at the foot. Shoes and overshoes with […]

Object of the Month: August 2020

Object of the Month: August 2020 The COVID-19 Pandemic on A Postage Stamp   The COVID-19 pandemic and the joint effort of both health professionals and laypeople to stop the spread of the virus and protect others and themselves soon found depiction on postage stamps. Stamps – just like statues in the space of a city – […]

Object of the Month: July 2020

Object of the Month: July 2020 Remdesivir A collection of objects that depicts life in the time of a pandemic must include medicines. In a story of fighting disease, a drug bottle or phial represents victory, prefigures the end of the hard times and gives face to the hope that defeating the plague is in human power and […]

Object of the Month: June 2020

  Object of the Month: June 2020 Igracek Figures With Face Masks Face masks have become the most prominent symbol of the Corona pandemic in the Czech lands and beyond. Masks represent, on the one hand, the efforts of thousands of people to contribute to defeating the plague, to protect themselves and to help those […]

Object of the Month: May 2020

Object of the Month: May 2020 Surgical Face Mask, 1970s- 1980s Masks we have used during past three months and continue to use to protect our fellow human beings and ourselves during the pandemic, were originally intended for medical personnel. Face masks were introduced to stop the spread of droplet infection beyond operation theatres, maternal […]