National museum at night

National museum at night

The main museum building is located on the upper end of Wenceslas Square and was bulit by prominent Czech neo-rennaisance architect Josef Schulz from 1885 - 1891;before this the museum had been temporarily based at several noblemenís palaces. With the construction of a permanent building for the museum, a great deal of work which had previously been devoted to ensuring that the collections would remain intact was now put toward collecting new materials. The building was damaged during World War II in 1945 by a bomb, but the collections were not damaged because they had been moved to other storage sites. The museum reopened after intensive repairs in 1947, and in 1960 exterior night floodlighting was installed, which followed a general repair of the facade that had taken place in previous years.

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