The transregional history of Bohemia and Saxony in prehistoric and early historic times serves as the starting point of this epoch-spanning exhibition project highlighting the development of today’s cultural landscape(s). What did prehistoric humans and the first stone-age settlers find there? How did they make use of and gradually shape their environment? How did cultural exchange develop through migration, religion, art, exile, economy, ethnicity, language and domination? This project offers a richly facetted portrayal of regional transformation and depicts the multidimensional and polyvalent relations and interconnections of both regions.

The concept requires a cross-border approach to Saxon-Bohemian history which will be performed in joint cooperation by several institutions in both regions. This involves merging various disciplines such as Archaeology, History, Art and Cultural History, and European Ethnology. A bilateral workshop in Prague will serve as the basis for scientific engagement. A fellow from the Czech Republic will accompany the project from the very beginning. The exhibition will be shown in Chemnitz and Prague.

The In­ter­na­tional Mu­seum Fel­low­ship pro­gramme

With this funding programme, the Federal Cultural Foundation enables guest curators and researchers from abroad to work at museums or public collections in Germany for a duration of 18 months.


Mar­tin Musílek, Fel­low at the State Mu­seum of Ar­chae­ology Chem­nitz

Dr. Martin Musílek (*1980), historian and curator has his research interests in the Middle Ages, especially in economic, social and history of individuals.  After academic studies he worked in different projects, settled at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Prague. In 2015, after his doctoral research study, on an interim basis he led the section of Bohemian History at the National Museum in Prague. In this period he planed and designed the exhibition "Johannes Hus und sein Erbe". Now, as a fellow he is part of the exhibition-project "Kulturkontakt – Kontaktkulturen"

  • 28.09.2018 –

    Exhibition "Saxony Bohemia 7000 - Love, Loss and Dreams"

    Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz | Chemnitz


Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Chemnitz

Stefan-Heym-Platz 1
09111 Chemnitz