The National Museum Has Become an Associate Member of the CESNET Association

Prague, 29 June 2020. The CESNET association, consisting of the Czech public universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has accepted the National Museum as its associate member, as the first cultural institution ever. CESNET currently has 28 members.

“I am glad that the National Museum has been accepted as the first cultural institution to be an associate member of this association. This will strengthen our access to state-of-the-art infrastructure in the area of network connections and data storage. Last but not least, the membership will open up new opportunities for us in cooperation with the academic sector,” said PhDr. Michal Lukeš, Ph.D., director of the National Museum, which is a long-term user of the CESNET services.

Through its services, CESNET provides its members and users with a modern technological background, professional advice and support. As part of building the academic and research community, it continuously expands its activities to other areas, opening up to the latest scientific knowledge and innovative approaches. The National Museum is also engaged in science and research, actively communicating the results of its work to the public through its exhibitions or educational programs.

“The promotion and dissemination of education, culture and knowledge is one of the basic pillars of our activities. That is why we are glad that a prestigious cultural institution such as the National Museum is becoming part of our association. Thanks to this, the cooperation in our user community will deepen,” said the director of the CESNET association, Ing. Jan Gruntorád, CSc.

The CESNET Association creates an advanced communication and information platform for the needs of its community. It offers a wide range of reliable services, participating in a number of research projects. One of them is the project Presentation and Protection of 3D Digital Objects in Museum Collections, on which the association cooperates with the National Museum. Its results bring researchers and visitors new views of collection objects in the form of 3D models representing a modern museum approach.



The CESNET Association was founded by various Czech universities and the Czech Academy of Sciences in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in the field of information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education. Thanks to its research activities and accomplishments, it represents the Czech Republic in important international projects, particularly in building the pan-European GÉANT data network and grid projects (, and actively participates in their implementation. The Association also works on the use of high-speed networks for sharing multimedia data both through synchronous video conferencing and shared applications as well as asynchronous streaming.
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Last change: 30.6.2020