The former Minorite monastery and castle areal (former outer bailey) serves since 1945 for museum purposes. 300,000 Objects, permanent and changing exhibitions. Pride of its botanical collection is the 1862-1915 "herbář Obornyho" (herbarium). It is one of the oldest museums in South Moravia, 1878 established, 1889 first exhibition. From 1910 onwards its objects are as well on display in Znojmo Castle buildings (Castle, Rotunda Sv. Kateřiny and former monastery). Department of Botany, geology and Zoology of living and non-living nature, regional territory Podyjí National park included, archaeology and archaeological conservation, art collection, museum library with rare old prints and fotoarchive with a series of unique images. Collection of Moravian Tertiary fossils and Mesozoic fossils are an important part of its geological Collections. Zoology Department: rare objects of regional fauna. Archaeological Department: old and historic ceramic dating back to Neolithic cultures (new stone age) with painted Moravian ceramics. Further more a collection of Czech coins, forged objects and a unique collection of Oriental weapons. To celebrate the 100th anniversary an exhibition of 5 major artists (Tomáš Fischer, Miloslav Smutný, Emil Kotrba, Josef Růžičky and Karl Černý) untill end of August 2012.
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