For schools and the public

The general public can learn about the activities of the Masaryk Institute and the Archives of the CAS through various events.

The Open Day, which takes place every autumn as part of the Week of the Czech Academy of Sciences, is intended not only for pupils of upper primary schools, students of secondary schools and universities, but also for other interested persons. Visitors can see with their own eyes exceptional documents and objects from the local collections (e.g. the Nobel Prize of Jaroslav Heyrovský, the founding charter of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts or paintings of the prehistoric world by Zdeněk Burian) and look into the archive and library depositories.

Upon agreement, it is possible to organize an excursion with a lecture or workshop on a selected topic for groups of pupils and students. For more information contact

Employees of the Masaryk Institute and the Archives of the CAS are also involved in the creation of web portals that present the results of scientific research to the public in an unconventional and interactive way. These portals enable people interested in history and other social sciences to independently follow various historical motifs directly in their surroundings and in their everyday lives: Po stopách T. G. Masaryka [In the Footsteps of T. G. Masaryk]; HistoryLab; Tohle jsme prožili [This is What We’ve Been Through]. In this context, specialised workshops are also organised, focusing not only on the person of the first Czechoslovak president and his commemoration in the public space of Czech towns and villages.

The public also has the opportunity to participate in specialised exhibitions or thematic lectures organised by the Masaryk Institute and the Archives of the CAS.

On-line projects of the MIA CAS