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The history of museums in Brno dates back to the early 19th century. In 1816, Moravskoslezská společnost pro podporu zemědělství, přírodoznalectví a vlastivědu (the Moravian-Silesian Society for Development of Ploughing, Natural Sciences and Natural History and Geography) drew up a memorandum proposing the establishment of a museum in Brno similar to the Joanneum in Graz, Austria.

A decree by the Emperor on 29 July 1817 established the first museum in Brno, the second in the Czech lands after Opava. Emperor Francis II agreed that the museum would be named after him. The grand opening of the museum, now called Moravské zemské muzeum (the Moravian Museum) was attended by Governor of Moravia Count Antonín Bedřich Mitrovský, Earl František Salm, and Kristian Karel André, a teacher at the Protestant school.

Today, Brno’s many museums and galleries boast a wide range of both educational and entertaining permanent and temporary exhibitions.

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