Title: "Já chci staré věci zachovat a zařídím museum v domě..." : domovy Libuše Bráfové jako místa osobní a národní paměti
"I want to keep the old things and set up a museum in the house..." : homes of Libuše Bráfová as places of personal and national memory
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2022, vol. 69, iss. 1, pp. 23-56
ISSN1803-7429 (print)2336-4513 (online)
Libuše Bráfová, granddaughter of František Palacký and daughter of František Ladislav Rieger, decided to set up a museum in the house where her family had lived for several generations. In my paper I will focus on the following questions: What did the idea of home mean to Bráfová? Why did she decided to open her house to public? What were functions and purpose of the museum and why was setting it up so difficult? Besides, I will be interested in the functionig of the museum in the first years of its existence, the popularity of this institution among the Czech public and the experiences of visitors of the home of the most important Czech family in the 19th century.