The Moravian Gallery in Brno is the second largest art museum in the Czech Republic. The extensive range of the museum’s activities sets it apart from similar institutions. It is the only gallery institution in the country with a collection of visual art which includes not only paintings, drawings, graphic art and sculpture, but also photography, applied art and design, both form the past and the present.
The Moravian Gallery in Brno is also a research organisation with a purpose to carry out basic and applied research and also experimental development. The results of the research are distributed by means of education, publications or transfer of technologies.The gallery was founded in Brno in 1961 by joining of the Museum of Applied Arts and the Picture Gallery of the Moravian Museum. Thanks to its rich history, the Moravian Gallery in Brno is located in four historical and architecturally impressive buildings: Pražák Palace, Museum of Applied Arts, Governor's Palace and Jurkovič's House. In cooperation with the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, it also manages the Josef Hoffmann Museum in Brtnice u Jihlavy.