Virtual Study –online access to the databases, catalogues and digitised resources of the ATI

  The Virtual Study (ViS), which is operated by the Arts and Theatre Institute, is a comprehensive interface for accessing all of the Institute’s information databases. The study’s objective is to facilitate research, increase the informational value of database materials through their joint and interlinked publication, to provide access to materials that would otherwise be inaccessible or accessible only to a limited extent (negatives and slides from the photographic and scenographic archives), and, last but not least, to protect original materials that would be damaged by regular use. Theatre Photographs The ATI’s collection of theatre photographs is accessible in digitised format. The collection was digitised as part of the project ‘Preserving and Presenting the Cultural Heritage of Czech and World Theatre’, which was partly funded by a grant from Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. The database provides access to scans of positives and negatives. The collection, which also includes digital photographs, contains more than 200,000 items. Database administrators: Michal Šanda, michal.sanda(at)divadlo.cz and Denisa Šťastná, denisa.stastna(at)divadlo.cz. Scenography The ATI’s scenographic collection of objects and archival documents related primarily to theatre in the Czech Republic is accessible in digitised format. The database contains information on the scenographic collection and on the digitised collection of scenographic documents. The scenography database contains more than 21,000 items. Database administrator: Denisa Šťastná, denisa.stastna(at)divadlo.cz. Productions This systematically compiled database contains records on Czech theatre productions going back to 1945. The database also serves as a catalogue of the ATI’s documents collection, which includes invitations, promotional materials, programmes, and clippings of newspaper articles and reviews. The productions database contains over 40,000 items. Database administrator: Zuzana Jindrová, zuzana.jindrova(at)divadlo.cz Theatre Events The Theatre Events database contains basic information on theatre festivals, theatre companies’ tours abroad, visits to the Czech Republic by foreign theatre companies, exhibitions and permanent exhibits on theatre, theatre awards, and other theatre-related events (e.g. lectures, talks, workshops). The database of events contains approximately 8,000 items. Database administrator: Radka Petrmichlová, radka.petrmichlova(at)divadlo.cz.    ...

The Arts and Theatre Institute’s catalogues

All catalogues can be accessed via Virtual Study (http://vis.idu.cz) Library This is the catalogue of the Theatre Institute’s library, whose mission is to collect, process, store and provide access to all Czech (and select foreign) theatre literature and periodicals. Online access also includes reader account administration with the option of extending loans or reserving available documents. Digitised documents are available through the Kramerius digital library (publications published before 1900 are available online). Database administrator: Alena Součková, alena.souckova(at)divadlo.cz Audio Library The catalogue of the Theatre Institute’s audio library containing audio recordings of spoken word, operas, operettas, musical melodramas, musicals, stage music, and ballet. Researchers may access the actual recordings at the Institute’s offices. Database administrator: Milan Černý, milan.cerny(at)divadlo.cz Video Library The catalogue of the Theatre Institute’s video library contains audiovisual recordings of drama, opera, ballet and alternative productions, as well as documents and portraits of key people in the field of theatre. Recordings are stored on DVD and are being gradually converted into compressed mpeg4 format. Researchers may access the recordings at the Institute’s offices. The video library’s collection contains almost 10,000 entries. Database administrator: Andrea Landovská, andrea.landovska(at)divadlo.cz. Bibliography The theatre bibliography contains articles on theatre in the Czech Republic and abroad published in newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and online magazines and websites in the Czech Republic. The bibliography also includes all Czech-related articles and selected articles on theatre abroad printed in selected magazines published outside the Czech Republic. The database, which is the successor to the earlier theatre bibliography card catalogue, has been systematically compiled since 1995 and contains more than 270,000 bibliographic records. Theatre journals are retroactively processed to their full extent. Database administrator: Vladimír Hajšman, vladimir.hajsman(at)divadlo.cz There is also a historical card catalogue bibliography for 1851-1989. The catalogue was digitised and is operated by a specialised division of the Institute for Czech Literature at the Czech Academy of Sciences....

Czech Theatre Directory

A regularly updated directory of theatres, festivals, theatre institutions, schools, periodicals and organisations is available at: http://www.theatre.cz/czech-theatre-directory....

Festivals in the Czech Republic

The Arts and Theatre Institute maintains a regularly updated database of theatre festivals in the Czech Republic (http://www.theatre.cz/festivals-in-czech-republic). Via Virtual Study it provides access to information on festivals in the Czech Republic since 1945 (http://vis.idu.cz/Events.aspx)....

PACE.V4 (Performing Arts Central Europe – Visegrad Countries Focus)

Performing Arts Central Europe – Visegrad Countries Focus (PACE.V4) is a pilot project of joint presentation of the four Visegrad countries at major international events, such as the biggest world performing arts markets or important international theatre/dance/music festivals. The aim of the project is long-term cooperation on joint presentations of the contemporary theatre, dance and music of the Visegrad countries. The project also seeks to identify cultural-historical overlaps or differences that exist in the contemporary Czech, Slovak, Polish and Hungarian performing arts, with theatre as the focal point. The goal of the project is to increase the visibility of the Visegrad group countries on the international scene. The project was supported under the grant programme of the International Visegrad Fund The project was implemented by following institutions: Arts and Theatre Institute, Prague; www.idu.cz, www.theatre.cz (coordinator) Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland; www.iam.pl Theatre Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia; www.theatre.sk Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute, Budapest, Hungary; www.oszmi.hu For more information visit: https://www.idu.cz/en/about-us/projects-and-infoportals/659-pace-v4...

Linked Heritage: Europeana

Linked Heritage: Europeana The Arts and Theatre Institute is a partner in the project Linked Heritage – Coordination of Standards and Technologies for the Enrichment of Europeana. The project is aimed at cultural heritage and groups mainly institutions with a cultural mission, such as libraries, archives, galleries and museums. More information about the project can be obtained at: http://www.linkedheritage.eu...

CZECH DANCE / THEATRE / LITERATURE / MUSIC / CONTEMPORARY ART GUIDE – A New Way to Navigate the Czech Arts

CZECH DANCE / THEATRE / LITERATURE / MUSIC / CONTEMPORARY ART GUIDE – A New Way to Navigate the Czech Arts As part of its mission to promote Czech arts abroad, the Arts and Theatre Institute published a series of guides to Czech dance, theatre, music, literature and contemporary art. Each guide offers a brief historical background to its given field, information on current projects, portraits of top artists, important figures and arts bodies in the field, an extensive up-to-date directory of artists, institutions, schools, organisations and companies and other useful information on the current Czech arts scene. In each guide you’ll find: a short history of the field information on current events and highlights a directory of people, institutions, schools, organisations, and artistic bodies events and festivals awards additional useful information and links Czech Dance GuideJana Návratová (editor)The Czech Dance Guide presents profiles of Czech dance companies, personalities, venues, schools and other subjects who operate in the field of contemporary and classical dance. The publication also contains a short historical overview of Czech professional dance. Czech Theatre GuideMartina Černá (editor)This English-language guide to the Czech theatre is a handbook that provides clear and easy orientation in the goings on in Czech theatre. The publication is divided into two parts. The introductory texts offer a brief excursion into the contexts of individual areas of theatre life (funding, the theatre network, festivals, historical context, etc.), the second part contains a directory of Czech theatres, theatre organisations, festivals, venues, schools, periodicals and publishers. The publication is intended for both professionals and lay people with an interest in Czech theatre. Czech Music GuideLenka Dohnalová (editor)The Czech Music Guide presents an up-to-date panorama of Czech music life with a short historical overview for everyone with an interest, whether layperson or professional, in understanding Czech music culture and its milieu. Contents: About the Czech Republic, A Short History of Music, Contemporary Music Life, Current Culture Policy, Music Institutions, The Music Education System, Archives, Science and Research Centres, Journals, Information Centres, Regional Panorama, Links. Czech Literature GuideViktor Debnár (editor)The Czech Literature Guide presents a panorama of the contemporary life of Czech literature with a short historical overview. It is designed for anyone with an interest, whether layperson or professional, in Czech literary culture and its milieu. Czech Contemporary Art Guide Lucie Ševčíková, Eva Žáková (eds.) Printed versions of the guides can be purchased from the e-shop of the Arts and Theatre Institute http://prospero.divadlo.cz Electronic versions of the guides can be downloaded here: www.theatre.cz/czech-theatre-guide www.czechlit.cz/res/data/078/010567.pdf www.culturenet.cz/index.php?cmd=page&id=782...