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Secrets in the Attic

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 1-7-2022
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Region National coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectSecrets in the Attic
Number of the ProjectKU-CH1-083
Project Promoter

Jewish Museum in Prague

Project Partner from Donor State

The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies (NO)

Czech Partner

Chrudim Regional Museum
Museum of West Bohemia


Project duration (phase of the project): 05/2021-06/2023

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Target group: General Public, Students (any age), Children and Youth (0-17)

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Total Eligible Costs

730,538 EUR


 654,014 EUR (90 %)

Project description:

By implementing this project, we will contribute to the preservation, revitalization and presentation of finds that constitute an important part of the cultural heritage of the local Jewish community, yet remain almost unknown to the general public. Through cooperation and activities undertaken with local communities in East Bohemia and with students of Palacký University in Olomouc, we will try to strengthen the local community’s relationship of the local cultural heritage, and to increase students’ interest in the local Jewish heritage.

The aim of the project is to treat (conserve or restore), process (catalogue and digitize), place in permanent storage (in a renovated depository) and comprehensively present to the public (online and through exhibitions and accompanying programmes) an exceptional set of more than 3,000 finds from Bohemian and Moravian genizot in the Museum’s collection.

We will make the finds available, including digital documents, through our own online web database of the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague and through a profile on the international social media platform Historypin. We will bring these unique finds to the attention of the general public (by promoting the topic, specific genizah sites, finds and the project itself, as well as by organizing educational activities for professionals and the general public) via the website and through two large exhibitions at regional museum institutions in East and West Bohemia, which are also partners to the project. We will produce a publication and in cooperation with the Norwegian project partner we will organize a workshop on the possibilities of using the movable cultural heritage assets of minorities for the purpose of educating the public.