The Advisory Committee meets at least once a year and makes decisions about the acquisition and inclusion of scenographic, photographic, and other artefacts, particularly objects connected with theatre in the Czech Republic.
The Advisory Committee for Developing Collections is an advisory body of the ATI that issues formal opinions on matters of strategy connected with developing the ATI’s collections and with purchases and acquisitions of items. The committee’s opinions take the form of recommendations, but the committee is nonetheless an important platform for the systematic cultivation of collections.
The work of the committee
Helena Albertová is an expert member of the ATI’s staff and a theatre arts researcher specialising in scenography. She has written, initiated, and edited publications in the field of scenography (e.g. Josef Svoboda – Scenographer, 2012) and has curated, created, and organised exhibitions (e.g. the Prague Quadrennial). She is a playwright and was director of the Theatre Institute in 1990–1995, and she has been awarded the title of Dame of Czech Culture (Czech Ministry of Culture, 2018).
Andrea Jochmanová is a theatre historian specialising in Czech theatre and especially the interwar avant-garde. She is the author of a number of studies (e.g. in Sborník prací Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity v Brně) and works as a researcher for the Moravian Museum in Brno and the Theatre Faculty of Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno.
Andrea Kunešová works as an archivist for the Archive of the National Theatre in Prague.
Věra Ptáčková is one of the most important theatre arts scholars in the Czech Republic and is highly specialised in scenography. She is the author of a number of studies and publications (e.g. Zrcadlo světového divadla, 1995; Divadlo na konci světa, 2008; Český divadelní kostým, 2011), and is also a university lecturer (JAMU Brno, DAMU Prague, FF PU Olomouc).
Ondřej Svoboda is a theatre arts scholar and deputy director of the ATI, and he has been the editor of many of the ATI’s publications (e.g. Vladimír Soukenka, 2015).
Denisa Šťastná is the secretary of the Advisory Committee for Developing Collections and a collection curator. Since 2009 she has been the head of the Collections and Archive Department at the ATI, an exhibition curator, and head of the publishing series Personalities in Czech Scenography.
Marie Zdeňková is an expert member of the ATI staff who specialises in scenography, and she is the author of a number of scholarly studies and publications (e.g. Helena Anýžová, 2015) and an exhibition curator.