The gallery is located on the first floor of the monastery building. Its mission is to bring closer the personality of St. John Nepomucene Neumann to all visitors and pilgrims who come to his birthplace. The gallery highlights John’s family roots and relationships. Since there is already one exposition in the Prachatice Museum dedicated to the saint’s personality, our gallery aimed to refer to this exposition and at the same time bring a new enriching view. That is why in May 2017 an expedition from Bohemia went to Rome – to a Redemptorist monastery where St. John Nepomucene Neumann stayed in 1854, already as a bishop. The archivist PhDr. Marek Vařeka, the vicar of Prachatice Josef Sláčík, the priest of Netolice Pavel Liška (author of the biography of John N. Neumann) and sister Jana Pavla Hořáková strived to find sources and documents concerning the personality of St. John, especially his beatification and canonization process. Another important source of documents presented in the gallery is the archive of the Redemptorists in Philadelphia, USA, the Třeboň State Archive and the archive of the Borromeo Sisters in Prague.
At present, the gallery also houses a permanent exhibition of paintings with the theme of John Nepomucene Neumann created in 2011 by artists of various nationalities at the workshop SALVE on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of John’s birth.
The gallery is also a meeting place – a place for discussions, lectures, moderated cultural programs, concerts. The culture of encounters will be cultivated here as a counterweight to the haste and individualism of today.
May - September
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30 - 12.30, 13.30 - 15.30
Thursday 12.00 - 17.00
Saturday, Sunday - closed
October - April
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.30 - 12.30, 13.30 - 15.30
Outside opening hours, it is possible to arrange a visit on tel .: + 420 723 842 422