The year 2022 was marked by a slow and gradual return of people to the pre-Covidian visitor numbers for the Olomouc Museum of Art. A total of 45,047 people came, which at first glance is not a high number considering the 130,000 to 150,000 visitors in normal years. However, the Archdiocesan Museum Olomouc was closed for the whole year due to construction works, and the premises in the castle in Kroměříž, where the MUO presents the archbishops collections, were also inaccessible for most of 2022 due to renovations. 

Last year, 27,468 people came to see exhibitions in the Museum of Modern Art building, and another 13,200 visitors saw the exhibition Flowers of Patience, which the museum co-organised in the crypt of St Wenceslas Cathedral – the high attendance was due to both the attractive location and free admission. “If we count the exhibitions that charged a fee, the most successful was the Home and the World project, including the related Central Europe Cinema programme, with a total of 10,496 visitors,” said Ondřej Zatloukal, director of the MUSEUM. 

Another 7,562 people came to the museums accompanying events, such as lecturer programmes, film screenings, theatre performances, concerts, lectures and other events. 

Visitors to the Archbishops Chateau in Kroměříž could not see the collections of coins, prints or music due to the reconstruction; only the picture room was open from June to October, where 4,379 people came. 

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