Art workshop for adults and seniors / integration and intergenerational programme: Tradition of Motanka Dolls / for the GHMP collections

Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace

The building is not barrier-free.

Sub A (Staroměstská station)
trams n. 2, 17, 18 (Karlovy lázně or Staroměstská stop)

Education center


CZK 20 children over 10 age, adults, seniors CZK 20
CZK 5 children under age 10

Limited capacity, reservations required

Eva Pejchalová
external lecturer – workshops for seniors
T (+420) 721 328 021

The art workshops bring, as part as our focus on integration programmes, an enriching cooperation with Ukrainian artist Olga Ivanova who will introduce the participants in the workshops to the traditional creation of Ukrainian dolls, the so-called motanka dolls. Such a souvenir, especially when it is made with your own hands, can become a family heirloom. This amulet maintains ancient tradition, family know-how, and beliefs. Motanka belongs to the folk art of Ukraine and serves as a symbol connecting generations. Dating back to as far as 5,000 years ago, it is one of the oldest ritual objects from the territory of Ukraine. It takes the form of a cloth doll and is a symbol for fulfilling personal and family wishes. It can become a private amulet, a gift or even a unique work of art.


This programme is designed not only for adults and seniors, but also for their children and grandchildren as part of an intergenerational encounter. The workshops are also open to foreign visitors.