Terezín Ghetto Museum

  • Contracting Authority

    Terezín Memorial

  • Competition Type

    Competitive Dialogue

  • Upcoming Launch

    October 2021

  • Prize Money

    5 x 300 000 CZK

  • Mandatory use of electronic tool

    NEN

TER

The competition is held in the Czech language only.

The main intention of the Terezín Memorial is to create a modern exhibition that will use a variety of appropriate means of expression and audiovisual elements to present the topic. In addition to a contemporary exhibition space, we want to build comfortable facilities for visitors to correspond to current trends. Our wish is that a visit to the Ghetto Museum will become a powerful experience for visitors in all aspects and stimulate their interest in history.

The Memorial to National Suffering (since 1964 the Terezín Memorial) was founded in 1947 as an institution whose mission was and stil is: to preserve the memory of the victims of racial and political persecution during the years of Nazi occupation; to bring their legacy closer to the public through the museum, educational and research activities, and to care for the places associated with the suffering of thousands of people during the Second World War.
The Terezín Memorial was only able to fully develop its original mission under the conditions of a free society from the early 1990s onwards. Until then, all areas of its activities were limited. In particular, research and follow-up museum activities, as a result of the political situation, were unilaterally focused on the issues of resistance and repression of the occupation regime against the Czech population, i.e., generally on topics related to the history of the police prison in the Small Fortress of Terezín.
Research on the history of the Holocaust and reflection on the status of the Jewish population and the creation of the ghetto were systematically suppressed due to political circumstances. The existence of the Terezín ghetto was thus mentioned only marginally for more than four decades. It was only under the conditions of restored democracy that a temporary exhibition was created in the Ghetto Museum in 1999 and 2001, which presented the history of the Terezín Ghetto and brought the issue of the Holocaust closer to the public.
We now want to build on and deepen these efforts. The new exhibition will present in detail the history of the Terezín Ghetto in 1941-1945 and at the same time outline the facts that led to its creation and to the decimation of the Jewish population in general. The final part of the exhibition will reflect on themes from the post-war period, which will place the existence of the Terezín ghetto in a broader historical context.

Jury

Ondřej Synek

Jury Chair

In 2011 he graduated from the School of Architecture under Professor Emil Přikryl at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He co-founded the successful architectural studio re:architekti. Together with Michal Kuzemenský, he led the architecture and urbanism studio Kuzemenský & Synek at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University from 2011 to 2017.

Ivana Rapavá

Jury Vice-Chair

She graduated in the Czech language - history at the Faculty of Pedagogy of the Technical University in Liberec (FP TUL) and subsequently completed her doctoral studies in Czech and Czechoslovak history at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Hradec Králové. From 2006 to 2009 she worked as an assistant professor at the Department of History at the Faculty of History of the Charles University in Prague. Since 2009 she has been working at the Terezín Memorial, since February 2019 as the head of the historical department.

Markéta Bromová

She graduated from the Faculty of Art and Architecture of the Technical University in Liberec. She gained experience during her studies. In 2010, she founded and runs her own architectural studio Markéta Bromová architekti, which focuses on new buildings and sensitive reconstruction of houses and interiors.

Petr Hájek

He studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Later he graduated from the School of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Together with Tomáš Hradečný and Jan Šépka he founded the architectural and design office HŠH architekti in 1998. Since 2009 he has been running his own architectural office Petr Hájek ARCHITEKTI, s.r.o.

Jan Harciník

In 2012 he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague. He gained experience during his studies at the 3+1 architects studio in Ústí nad Labem, with which he has been cooperating again since 2018. In the meantime, he worked as an architect and urban planner at the Institute of Planning and Development of the Capital City of Prague. He also worked as a consultant for the Prague City Planning and Development Department. He also works on the development of the city of Ústí nad Labem.

Stanislav Krejný

He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Since 1992 he has been working at the Terezín Memorial as the head of the technical department.

Pavel Hynčica

He studied political science, ethnology and Slovak studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. In recent years he worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science and Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts of the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. In addition, he worked as an ethnographer at the Museum of Village Buildings of the Middle Povltava Region in Vysoké Chlumec u Sedlčany, a branch of the Mining Museum Příbram. Since November 2020 he has been working at the Independent Department of Museums at the Ministry of Culture.

Jiří Bíza

Alternate

Among his more known projects is the glass pavilion in Klatovy, which he designed together with Martin Koznar. In addition to numerous reconstructions, his practice also focuses on projects of public spaces, office buildings, and family houses.

Tomáš Rieger

Alternate

He studied social work and then foreign language teaching at the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí n. Labem. Since 1992, he has worked at the Terezín Memorial, most recently as a spokesperson and head of the external relations and marketing department. Since January 2020, he has been a member of the Ústí nad Labem Regional Assembly, and since 16 November 2020, he has been a member of the Ústí nad Labem Regional Council for Property and Investment.

Petra Husáková

Alternate

She has been working for the Terezín Memorial for eight years, for the third year as an economic specialist for subsidy programs for the third year. He is an economist by education, currently studying art studies at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in Brno. Experience in the economic field of corporate companies.

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