SNM Archive

Archive of the Slovak National Museum Archive of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) is a specialized public archive forming part of the network of archives in the Slovak Republic. Its main objective is to take general care of archive documents, to facilitate their specialized and scholarly processing and to make them accessible for public, scholars, students etc.

As a result of outstanding position and extraordinary importance of the Slovak National Museum, the richness of its archive is very specific. It contains archive documents coming from 14th century all the way to presence. Archive documents of the Slovak National Museum bear unique and authentic information on the history of the Slovak National Museum, Slovaks, Slovakia and other nations living on its territory. They provide proof of the history of the SNM, its predecessors, outstanding celebrities and history of museology in Slovakia. The seat of the SNM archive is in Brämer’s curia at Žižkova Street 18, Bratislava. Archive funds of specialized SNM museums outside Bratislava are deposited in premises of respective specialized SNM museums due to spatial and handling purposes.

Access to archive documents of SNM archive

SNM archive, including its branches in specialized SNM museums provides access to archive documents and enables SNM staff, legal entities and natural persons to get access to archive documents. Rich archives of the SNM are accessible to explorers from Slovakia and abroad for research and use of archive documents for scholarly, study and administrative purposes.

Conditions for study in SNM archive are administered by Explorers’ Order of SNM Archive, with a price list for services offered to the clients forming its part.

SNM archive offers to the explorers: 

  • archive documents on the history of museology (funds of founders and their predecessors)
  • archive documents on the history of museum clubs, cultural and artistic as well as specialized clubs)
  • personal funds of distinguished persons representing science, social and cultural life

collections of guild documents, bills, historical maps and plans, posters, testaments, calendars, post cards, stamps, etc.



Contacts:


Archive of the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava
Questions and information on SNM archive and archive fund to be addressed to:

Seat:     Archív Slovenského národného múzea v Bratislave 
            Žižkova ul. 18
            P. O. BOX 13
            810 06 Bratislava 16 
E-mail:  archiv@snm.sk
Tel:      +421 2 59 20 72 49  
           +421 2 59 20 72 50
Fax:     +421 2 529 666 53
Open for public: Monday – Friday: from 9.00 to 15.00.


Branches of SNM archive:

SNM archive – branch in Slovak National Museum in Martin

Seat:     Archív SNM – pobočka SNM v Martine
             SNM v Martine
             Malá hora 2
             036 01 Martin
E-mail:   snm-em@stonline.sk
Tel:       +421 42 413 10 11 
             +421 042 413 30 96
Fax:      +421 842 413 24 57  
Open for public: Monday – Friday from 9.00 to 14.00.

SNM archive – branch in Červený Kameň Castle Museum

Seat:      Archív SNM – pobočka v SNM-Múzeum Červený Kameň
             900 89 Častá
E-mail:   muzeumca@stonline.sk
Tel:        +421 33 649 51 32
Fax:       +421 33 649 51 32
Open for public: Monday – Friday from 9.00 to 15.00.

SNM archive – branch in Betliar Museum

Seat:      Archív SNM – pobočka v SNM-Múzeum Betliar 
             Kaštieľna ul. 6
             049 21 Betliar
E-mail:   muzeum.betliar@stonline.sk 
Tel:        +421 58 798 31 18
Fax:       +421 58 798 31 94
Open for public: Monday – Friday from 9.00 to 14.00. 

SNM archive – branch in Spiš Museum

Seat:      Archív SNM – pobočka v SNM-Spišské múzeum v Levoči
             Nám. Majstra Pavla 40
             054 01 Levoča
E-mail:   muzeum@levonet.sk
Tel:        +421 53 451 27 86
Fax:       +421 53 451 28 24
Open for public: Monday – Friday from 9.00 to 14.00.

SNM archive – branch in Bojnice Castle Museum

Seat:      Archív SNM – pobočka v SNM-Múzeum Bojnice
             Zámok a okolie 1
             972 01 Bojnice
E-mail:   sekretariat@bojnicecastle.sk
Tel:        +421 46 543 06 24
Fax:       +421 46 543 00 51
Open for public: Monday – Friday from 9.00 to 14.00. 

Explorations into SNM archive and archives of its branches must be notified in advance!