After 40 years of growth, the NCSML has amassed a core collection worthy of its mission to inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Today there are thousands of cataloged objects in this growing artifact collection.
The Cool & Collected exhibition celebrates recent acquisitions by the NCSML and the donors who have so generously entrusted their treasures to the museum’s care.
Initially the NCSML collection focused on traditional folk crafts such as woodcarving, egg decorating, and textiles, especially folk costumes. As the museum has matured, the collection has expanded to include a large selection of Czech and Slovak glass, porcelain; items created in the modern manufacturing industries, and immigrant-related objects. In addition to historical artifacts, the NCSML is continually seeking artifacts of the latter 20th century, such as objects to illustrate the fall of communism and separation of the Czech and Slovak Republics.