Gregor Johann Mendel - Man, Abbot and Scientist
(there are texts in English in the exhibition)
A permanent exhibition – official opening: 14th February 2009
The exhibition is held under the auspices of the rector of Masaryk University prof. PhDr. Petr Fiala, Ph. D and the Abbot of the Old Brno Abbey ThDr. et Ing. Lukáš Evžen Martinec, OSA
Mendel Museum of Masaryk University has prepared an official opening of a new permanent exhibition for its visitors. The year of the opening, 2009, is very important. It is 125 years from Mendel’s death and 90 years from establishment of Masaryk University, the museum’s founder. The unique exhibition is about the most famous Czech person worldwide, which is without any doubt Mendel.
The exhibition is presenting Mendel in an authentic place of Augustinian Abbey in Old Brno as a complex person, which had not moved only in boundaries of cultivation, but in a lot of lines of work.
The exhibition is divided into 5 rooms. The first room represents the Abbey in 19th century, the second room represents Mendel as a person. The third room is dedicated to Mendel’s cultivation, fruit-growing, beekeeping and meteorological activities. The penultimate room introduces Mendel as a founder of principles of heredity. The milestones of genetics are explained in the last room.