HEIRLOOM OF STEEL
The Collection of Oriental and Asian Arms and Armor in Znojmo Museum
The Znojmo collection of Oriental, mostly Asian weapons is among the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic. Its core is formed by the collection from the Balkan part of the former Ottoman Empire and also by the Persian collection, which contains several artifacts that you would not find in any other collection in this country. The other parts of Asia are represented at least by several examples that allow for the comparison of the varying nature of weapons that used to be common in Africa, India, China, Indonesia and Japan. The collection, which was accessible to the public at the Znojmo castle already during the era of the pre-war first republic, has been on display in the former chapter house of the Monastery of Minorites since July 1986. The last reconstruction and modernization of the exhibition took place in years 2009–2010.
Hardcover, 256 pages, 230x304 mm, published in English and Czech
EDITOR Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani
TEXTS Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani, Marco Briccola, Rainer Daehnhardt, Petr Eckl, Vanna Scolari Ghiringhelli, Bohumil Planka
TECHNICAL EDITOR Veronika Bracková
FURTHER COLLABORATION Jiří Mačuda, Jindřich Mleziva, Antonín Reiter
DRAWINGS Rostislav Hetflaiš, Bohumil Planka
PHOTOHRAPHS Jaroslav Frecer, Veronika Skálová
HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS FOR DIVISION PAGES PROVIDED BY National Museum Prague Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures (p. 94, 142, 160, 164) National Museum Archives (p. 18, 90) Zemský archiv in Opava, branch Olomouc (p. 14/15)
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND TYPESETTING braq design s. r. o.
PRINT Tiskárna Helbich, a. s.
PRINT RUN 300 copies
PUBLISHER South Moravian Museum in Znojmo, South Moravian Region Znojmo, 2018
This publication was financialy supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the South Moravian Region.