It aims to promote the legacy of G. J. Mendel, who is known primarily for his studies conducted on plants. The museum stages short-term scientific and art exhibitions and organizes different types of lectures.
Mendel Museum has been the institution of Masaryk University since 2007. The museum was founded in 2002 with the international cooperation of a number of organizations. This workplace is located within the precincts of the Augustinian Abbey in Old Brno (Czech republic), where the abbot and scientist Gregor Johann Mendel had worked.
It aims to promote the legacy of Augustinian Abbot G. J. Mendel, who is known primarily for his studies conducted on plants, peas in particular. However, one should not fail to mention Mendel's other research in the field of meteorology, or beekeeping.
Abbot Mendel has stood for an immortal icon of modern biology owing to his own persistence, diligence, and analytical approach to the heredity of peas and other plants. Therefore, he is rightly called the father of genetics. It has become a rule that the work of this genius was fully appreciated after his dead.
Therefore, one of the aims of the museum is to promote Mendel's genius. Moreover, it tries to raise awareness about the fields of study students as well as applicants for studies at Masaryk University can encounter. The interconnection of practical requirements of a museum institution with theoretical parts of several fields of study makes the Mendel Museum a significant place which interlinks science with practice. It allows an encounter of academics with the wider public.
There is also a place for the world of art within the museum's exhibition plans. The museum frequently stages short-term art and also scientific exhibitions. One of the museum's other activities is the organization of lectures. The internationally renowned Mendel Lectures, featuring a number of distinguished names from the world of science, and lectures for general public.
Masaryk University Mendel Museum
Augistinian Abbey in Old Brno
Mendlovo náměstí 1a
603 00 Brno
tel +420 543 424 043
email: info [AT] mendelmuseum.muni.cz