The museum's research course is based on the traditional focus of previously conducted projects that primarily map the mundane (everyday) life in the metropolis at different periods of time. Nevertheless, adequate attention is also paid to research of elites and significant events in the city.
The focus of the Prague City Museum's research is based on the traditional course of projects, mainly mapping everyday life in the metropolis at various periods of time. Adequate attention is also devoted to research focusing on the elites and significant events in the city. The wider context of the museum's collections corresponding to the purpose and circumstances of the acquisition of collection objects is the basis for the research activity. Therefore, it further includes the collection protections – preventive and secondary.
The first genuinely research projects include Using Digital Models for the National Infrastructure of Memory Institutions implemented in 2018–2020 in collaboration with the Cesnet research infrastructure and Musoft software company, and the project Langweil Model of Prague as a Historical Source for Schools implemented in 2020–2022 in collaboration with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and the CfME e-learning and educational company.
Using Digital Models for the National Infrastructure of Memory Institutions
The project was implemented by Cesnet and the Musoft software company in collaboration with the Universities Research Association and the CAS during 2018–2021.
The project was supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic under the ETA programme. As a result, digitisation and presentation of collection objects can be carried out on a higher quality level in the form of 3D models. The project produced the website exhibitions The Objects of Praguers around 1600 and The Old town Gothic Madonna.
The Langweil Model of Prague as a Historical Source for Schools
The project was implemented during 2020–2022 in collaboration with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction, and CfME, an e-learning and educational company.
Supported by the EU Structural Funds, the Operational Programme Research, Development and Education seeks to introduce the unique museum exhibit, The Langweil Model of Prague, as the source of information about the development of the metropolis during the 19th century with the help of interactive digital technologies. Despite its primary focus on elementary and secondary school pupils, the digital presentation will be available to all of the museum visitors. Furthermore, a website application will be created presenting the model creator Antonín Langweil and the circumstances of his monumental work's development.