Have you ever wondered what humanity’s greatest discover was or, if you like, its greatest know-how? Forget about electronics, technology and medicine, humanity’s greatest knowledge reaches much further back, to 5000 BC. It is agriculture.
Agriculture makes of the foundation of society, allows it to survive, and gave it the opportunity to develop far more industries, sciences and technologies. In fact, up to the 19th century, the greater part of the population earned its living through the cultivation of land and farming of livestock. In the National Museum of Agriculture we will be presenting agriculture as a Phenomenon twice in this jubilee year. On Thursday, 15 March the National Museum of Agriculture will be opening a new interactive Agriculture exhibit on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its existence. Visitors will learn about the developments in this field from prehistory until today, with all its turns of events, failures and successes. And on 28 September we will be expanding this exhibit to show unique, primarily three-dimensional items from the collections of the National Museum of Agriculture and other institutions. They were selected to cover the entire history of agriculture, from ancient times until today. And beyond. The exhibit is part of the centenary celebrations of the creation of the Czech Republic and will last from 29 September 2018 until 30 June 2019. The Phenomenon of Agriculture exhibit is under the auspices of the Minister of Agriculture, Jiří Milek.
Photograph from Agriculture exhibition