Ľudovít Štúr Museum in Modra is part of the Slovak National Museum. It is located in the centre of the town of Modra, in the so-called Emresz's House, which was owned by the family of Karol Štúr's wife and where Ľudovít Štúr spent a great deal of time bringing up his brother's sons after he moved to Modra in 1851. He eventually died in this house on January 12, 1856.
This building houses the main exhibition called Ľudovít Štúr - from studies to actions that gives its visitors an overview of the life and works of Ľudovít Štúr with respect to the historical context. Testimonials from Ľudovít Štúr's contemporaries present him from the personal angle, while the current views of experts are not omitted, either. The exhibition includes not only Ľudovít Štúr's precious personal objects, but also those of Jozef Miloslav Hurban and Ján Kalinčiak, alongside with works by Slovak visual artists and respective written documentation. Ľudovít Štúr's commemorative room marks the last years of his life in Modra and the circumstances surrounding his tragic death.
The exhibition area on the museum's ground floor features temporary exhibitions, be they the museum's own or moving exhibitions, which the individual departments of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) prepare from their collections.
The Ľudovít Štúr Museum also houses three detached exhibitions: From Ancient Modra, which presents Modra's ethnographical and town traditions of past times, is available in Modra's Small Carpathian Education Centre (Malokarpatské osvetové stredisko) on the town's Horná Street, with access being provided by the staff of the centre in its opening hours. The Gallery of Ignác Bizmayer, which presents the works of of this master of figural ceramics is available in a rotunda-shaped bastion of the town's fortifications from the 17th century, while a long-term exhibition called Vital Craft of Pottery, which can be viewed in Modra's Upper Gate (Horná brána), showcases traditions of Modra's ceramics industry as well as Modra's well-known ceramics makers.
Groups of visitors will on demand be presented with an expert commentary for the exhibitions and the commemorative room.
Source: Mestské informačné centrum