FOUNDATION OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE
Annual Reports for the year 2002
Establishment of the Jewish Museum in Prague Foundation
The Jewish Museum in Prague Foundation was established in 1992 on the basis of the Resolution of the Regional Commercial Court in Prague of 5 March 1999.
· JUDr. Eva Adamová (chair)
The Foundation was established with the objective of contributing to the preservation and development of Jewish culture in the Czech Republic. For this purpose it supports the religious, cultural, educational and publication work of Jewish communities operating in the Czech Republic within the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic.
a) preservation and renovation (mainly restoration, conservation and cleaning) of objects of cultural value which constitute part of the holdings of the Jewish Museum in Prague, and which are used by, or are to be loaned to, Jewish communities on the basis of agreements with the Jewish Museum in Prague;
b) arrangement and creation of technical conditions for cultural, instructional and educational activities, particularly exhibitions (permanent and temporary), lectures and seminars whose aim is to familiarise the public with the history and culture of the Jewish Diaspora in the Czech Republic and which are held by Jewish communities in association with the Jewish Museum in Prague;
c) publications – exhibition catalogues, informational and educational materials and other printed matter directly related to the activities of Jewish communities mentioned above.
Although financial support is earmarked mainly for Jewish communities operating within the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, the Foundation intends to contribute to the preservation and development of Jewish culture throughout the Czech Republic. For this reason, the Foundation also, in individual cases, provides financial contributions to other projects whose aim is to preserve, renovate and maintain objects of cultural value which, although not part of the holdings of the Jewish Museum in Prague, do constitute significant examples of a shared Jewish culture in the Czech Republic.
Amount of registered assets: CZK 500,000
1. Financial summary of the Foundation as of 31 December 2002
bank balance: CZK 1,333,074.87 (acc. nos. 22101 - 22104)
cash CZK 1,462.20
funds: CZK 761,113.88
liabilities: CZK 5,800
revenue from own assets: CZK 5,327.66
interest on current accounts: CZK 5,864.94
operating expenses: CZK 70,688.66
contributions provided: CZK 641,700
2. Donations provided to the Jewish Museum in Prague Foundation:
In 2002, the Foundation received donations in collection boxes at the Jewish Museum’s exhibitions in Prague amounting to: CZK 452,514.43
3. Donations provided by the Jewish Museum in Prague Foundation:
TOTAL: CZK 639,700
4. Assessment of the Foundation’s compliance with the rules set out for cutting administration expenses:
Administration expenses do not exceed 25% of the amount of contributions
5. Assessment of basic information contained in the financial statements and auditor’s report.
According to the auditor’s report of 24 June 2003, the financial statements gave an accurate view of the assets, liabilities, capital and financial situation of the Jewish Museum in Prague Foundation at 31 December 2002 and of the business results for 2002 in accordance with the Accountancy Act.
The auditor’s report is included in an annex to this annual report.
6. Annexes to the annual report (the specified documents are stored at the Jewish Museum in Prague Foundation.)
At Prague, 27 June 2003,
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