About us

The Twentieth Century Memorial Museum is a registered institute founded by the City of Prague. Its long-term goal is to create a modern memory institution focusing on the key events of the 20th century on the territory of Czechoslovakia, following the example of important foreign museum institutions (such as: The Museum of Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw, The Museum of World War II in Gdansk, The House of Terror in Budapest, The Topography of Terror in Berlin, The Museum of Holocaust in Washington or The Museum Yad Vashem in Jerusalem).

The House of Pages at Hradčany will provide the space for temporary exhibitions. We are preparing a project for its reconstruction and transformation into a real museum space. An ambitious project of a large-scale exhibition should be implemented in the near future in the stands of the Strahov Stadium. The Twentieth Century Memorial Museum will organize various events for the public: lectures, seminars, debates, conferences, a film festival, interactive walks around important historical sites and other online projects. The Museum’s program is available on its website and social networks. The Museum is managed by a director appointed by the Board of Trustees, which approves the work plan for the year and the annual report. The Collegium is a professional advisory body for the Board of Trustees. The Supervisory Board controls the management and activities of the Museum.

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  • Executive Director: PhDr. Petr Blažek, Ph.D.
  • Head of the Director´s Office: RNDr. Erika Stařecká, Ph.D.
  • Head of Department of Exhibitions and Collections: Mgr. Kryštof Zeman


  • JUDr. Hana Kordová MarvanováChair of the Board of Trustees, Senator of PCR, a lawyer (since 19 September 2019)
  • JUDr. Mgr. Tomáš Jirsa, Ph.D. – historian and lawyer, Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (from 22 March 2021)
  • doc. PhDr. Petr Koura, Ph.D. – historian, Head of History and History Didactics of Faculty of Education Charles University (from 22 March 2021)
  • doc. Ing. arch. Zdeněk Lukeš – architect and architectural historian (from 14 November 2024)
  • Mgr. Terezie Radoměřská – writer, translator (from German), and politician, Mayor of Prague 1 (from 19 March 2024)
  • Bc. František Stárek – researcher, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (from 22 March 2021)
  • Mgr. Jakub Wolf – political scientist and politician, Member of the Supervisory Board of Congress Centre JSC and of Municipal House JSC (from 1.8.2022)


  • Jan WolfChair of the Supervisory Board, Chair of the Culture Committee of the Prague City  Assembly, Member of the Prague City  Assembly (from 15 March 2022)
  • Václav Bílek – Member of the Prague City Assembly (from 15 March 2022)
  • JUDr. Jiří Pospíšil – MEP (Member of European Parliament), Deputy Mayor of Prague and Prague City Councillor, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Museum Kampa – Foundation of Jan and Meda Mládek
  • Mgr. Petr Přenosil – Member of the Committee for Legislation, Public Administration and Transparency of the Prague City Assembly


The Board of Trustees of the Twentieth Century Memorial Museum has appointed Collegium as its advisory professional body.

List of the Collegium Members

  • JUDr. PhDr. Stanislav Balík, Ph.D. – former Constitutional Court Justice, Rector of the Faculty of Law of the University of West Bohemia at Pilsen
  • Prof. PhDr. Stanislav Balík, Ph.D. – political scientist, Dean of the Faculty of Social Studies at MUNI (Masaryk University at Brno)
  • Prof. PaedDr. Stanislav Bendl, Ph.D. – Head of the Department of Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, Charles University
  • Mgr. Petr Daubner – a secondary school teacher of history and geography
  • Prof. PhDr. Václav Horčička, Ph.D. – Director of the Institute of World History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University
  • JUDr. Ivana Janů – President of the Office for the Personal Data Protection, former Constitutional Court Justice and judge of the International Criminal Court in The Hague
  • Prof. PhDr. Vladimír Just, CSc. – a publicist, Member of the Department of Theatre Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University
  • Dr. Lukasz Kaminski – Director of the Platform for European Memory and Conscience, former Director of the IPN
  • Doc. Mgr. Bohunka Koklesová, Ph.D. – an art historian, Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts at Bratislava
  • Doc. PhDr. Petr Kreuz, Dr. – The Prague Capital City Archives, a specialist on court archives
  • Doc. Ing. arch. Zdeněk Lukeš – architect and architectural historian
  • Doc. RNDr. Martin Palouš – a former spokesman of The Charter 77, focusing on the theory of totalitarianism, a lecturer at New York University, cooperating with the Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Ludmila Rakušanová – a journalist and former editor of The Radio Free Europe
  • Ing. Michael Rund – Director of the Museum of Sokolov Region
  • Dr. Pawel Ukielski – Deputy Director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum
  • Mgr. Martin Vadas – a documentary filmmaker
  • RNDr. Daniel Vaněk, Ph.D. – forensic geneticist
  • PhDr. Pavel Žáček, Ph.D. – a historian, politician

1. Session of the Collegium of The Twentieth Century Memorial Museum (24 September 2020)