Ústav dějin umění Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i.

Gothic and Early Renaissance in East Bohemia

Gothic and Early Renaissance in East Bohemia. Research, Interpretation and Presentation

Provider and number: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, NAKI II program; no. DG16P02B003

Duration: 2016–2020

Recipient/s: Palacký University in Olomouc (recipient-coordinator); Institute of Art History, CAS (recipient); National Heritage Institute (recipient); Museum of East Bohemia in  Hradec Králové (recipient)

Principal investigator at the Institute of Art History: Helena Dáňová

Research Team: Helena Dáňová, Dalibor Prix, Klára Mezihoráková, Jiří Roháček, Jan Chlíbec, Milada Studničková 

The research is concentrated on the little known collection of medieval and Early Renaissance art in East Bohemia. The project aims to present the region's artistic monuments from the period of the last Přemyslids to the Jagiellonian era in a broader, Central-European context. The project's main outcomes include an exhibition and an extensive accompanying publication (2020) which will present valuable artworks from East Bohemia and the neighbouring Silesia. The exhibition will be the first to show East-Bohemian medieval art in such a wide scope, bringing together over 250 artifacts including a range of art forms (panel painting, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, applied arts, coins, written documents, seals and weapons). These artifacts attest to the high level of artistic sophistication in this region at the time and illustrate the changing artistic relations between East Bohemia and the neighbouring regions. The exhibition sheds light on cultural riches of medieval East Bohemia, a region that literally formed the “centre of the Czech Crown”  between the 13th and 16th centuries. 


We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies. However you may visit Cookie Settings to provide a controlled consent.
Settings Accept
You can refuse consent here.
Cookie settings

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorised as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyse and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience.


Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.


Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.


Performance cookies are used to understand and analyse the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.


Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customised ads.