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Zřizovatel: Jihočeský kraj
Krajský úřad
U Zimního stadionu 1952/2
37076, České Budějovice


aktualizováno: 2020-07-01

Department of Culture History and Historical Photography

Mgr. Jan Kotalík

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Beginnings of the sub-collection of historical photography can be traced back to records in old museum registers. These were independent pieces or sets of photographs or postcards. Also some objects were recorded individually, marked today as old photographic techniques - daguerrotypy, ambrotypy, etc.
As time was passing by, there were more and more photographs, postcards, negative images and other material belonging to the process of photography thanks to its character. But specification as an independent sub-collection equal to the other sub-collections was carried out only later.
At the present time, the sub-collection marked as HF comprises almost 10,000 items. These items include (as stated above) photographs as individual items and in form of sets. The HF sub-collection also includes postcards, slides, negative images (glass and roll) - sometimes also in form of sets. Also old photographic techniques, graduation photograph sets, photo albums, films and video recordings have their place here. The HF sub-collection also includes some printed matter which documents the riches of cultural life in the town of Písek. It comprises posters for concerts, theatre performance and diplomas of personalities, their school certificates, etc. The documentary scope of the sub-collection ranges from the second half of the 1840s till the time before WWII.
The HF sub-collection is supplemented continuously in form of donations and purchases. The most frequent areas of interest from the research point of view include pictures showing the old Písek at the turn of the 19th and the 20th centuries and photographs of personalities (violin teacher Otakar Ševčík, the poet Adolf Heyduk, the historian August Sedláček). It also includes original photographic documentation of floods and graduation photograph sets from the First Republic (and older). Collection photographs and other collection items marked as HF are often used for realization of exhibitions, for preparation of publications or as independent documentary material mainly for the cultural and historical area. The administrator of the sub-collection cooperates with gatherers of historical photographs and monitors the exhibition and publication activity belonging to the local and national culture history. Independently since the beginning of the 1990s or together with the administrator of artistic collections for the town of Písek and its environs he has presented many regional personalities through exhibitions (Ji?í Kolá?, Josef Váchal, Vladimír Fuka, Václav Turek, etc.)
Portál byl realizován za finanční podpory města Písku (grantový program města Písku na podporu cestovního ruchu).
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