The ‘Years of Disarray 1908–1928’ exhibition won a prestigious Gloria Musaealis Award

The ‘Years of Disarray 1908–1928’ exhibition, organized by the Olomouc Museum of Art, won the first place in the national competition of Czech museums 'Gloria Musaealis'. The exhibition, which presented avant-garde art and its changes in the Central Europe between 1908 and 1928, succeeded in competing with thirty-nine projects from the Czech Republic.

The national competition of Czech museums 'Gloria Musaealis' is organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Czech Association of Museums and Galleries. The projects are awarded by a professional jury in three categories – Museum Exhibition of the Year, Museum Publication of the Year and Museum achievement of the Year.


‘The first prize in the 'Gloria Musaealis' competion is extremely pleasing to us because it is the result of three years full of hard work. The Olomouc Museum of Art has been involved in mapping art of Central Europe for many years as it is a part of its Central European Forum project. This international project is a testament to the high professionalism of our employees,’ says Michal Soukup, Director of the Olomouc Museum of Art.


The ‘Years of Disarray 1908–1928’ exhibition was held in Olomouc from 20 September 2018 to 27 January 2019. Currently, the best of the Central European avant-garde can be admired by visitors of the International Centre of Culture in Cracow. At the end of June, the exhibition will move to the Bratislava City Gallery and in spring 2020 to Pécs where its journey will come to an end.


‘Our thanks go to our partners at the International Centre of Culture in Cracow, the Bratislava City Gallery and the Janus Pannonius Museum in Pécs. We would also like to thank to all institutions that have financially supported this important project – the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Visegrad Fund, Creative Europe, the Olomouc Region and the Statutory City of Olomouc and to lenders from all over Europe, without their support the exhibition would never take place,’ adds Michal Soukup.