Čtyřicet let Národopisného muzea Slánska v Třebízi
Forty years of the Ethnographic Museum of the Slaný area in Třebíz
The Ethnographic Museum of the Slaný Area in Třebíz was opened to the public in 1975. The museum includes farmsteads and buildings around a village green, which have been preserved and repaired in their original place. In 1995, the village centre was announced a village conservation area. In the course of museum´s development, a lot of important experts cooperated with the museum, whose focus was on the research into and documentation of regional settlements and buildings. The resulting studies, books and short articles give information about typical mostly two-storeyed village buildings built of stones, building elements proving the age of the buildings, surviving documents of half-timbered structure, and about courtyard balconies, gates and other parts of rural buildings. The documentation of village settlements, which was organized by the National Heritage Institute, brought about many valuable documents as well. The results of this documentation were presented at several exhibitions. The Ethnographic Museum of the Slaný Area in Třebíz enjoys the visitors´ interest, however, it does not collect new knowledge about folk culture; that means about village buildings. Monitoring of the development and currentconditions of settlements could undoubtedly bring about interesting and valuable results.