annual report Economic Results


The economic result of the National Museum for the accounting period 2019 in the main activity is a profit of CZK 12,943,951.

The organization’s own revenues, which in 2019 amounted to CZK 122,154,607.85, admission revenues, short- and long-term income from rent and the sales of goods have a significant share both in financing the organization’s needs and in the total profit. The service revenues (602) for the 2019 accounting period were CZK 103,544,285.88, of which the admission revenue was CZK 101,638,661. The organization fulfilled the revenue target by 280 %.  The target rental revenue (603) for 2019 was CZK 12,000,000, with the actual rental income being CZK 11,718,602.01.  In the monitored period, the revenue from sales of goods (604) was CZK 1,462,251.30, while the target amount was CZK 858,000. Other operating revenues (649) in the 2019 accounting period were CZK 4,129,849.11, while the target amount was CZK 4,500,000, the planned budget in this revenue item was fulfilled to 91.7 %. The item (671) to the amount of CZK 852,910,565.10 includes the operational subsidy from the founder organization and other purpose-targeted subsidies.  

The total costs in the 2019 accounting period reached CZK 962,121,221.95, of which material costs (501) were CZK 30,069,617, including material operating costs to the amount of CZK 23,096,986.11, other material costs were paid from purpose-targeted funds for research and development.   Regarding energy (502), total energy costs in 2019 were CZK 48,899,088.41. NM managed the above costs according to the planned budget for 2019.     Total costs for repair and maintenance (511) are CZK 319,248,292.64, of which the purpose-targeted subsidy of the funding programme ISPROFIN are CZK 285,136,624.60. The operating costs of maintenance were CZK 16,412,935.35, a total of CZK 11,039,796.13 was spent on the maintenance of the collections, and emergency repairs costs were CZK 5,871,715.28. The National Museum carries out repairs and maintenance of its buildings according to a medium-term investment and repair plan, however, almost every year there are extraordinary unpredictable costs due to various minor and large-scale accidents on buildings managed by NM. A significant amount of the repair and maintenance expenses is covered by the repair and maintenance fund. Travel expenses (512) were CZK 8,607,528.42, of which foreign travel expenses in 2019 were CZK 6,974,596.17. Domestic travel expenses amounted to CZK 1,632,854.25. The costs of domestic travel are business trips to the depositories Terezín, Litoměřice, where there are also restoration workshops and workplaces of NM specialists. Foreign travel expenses are paid from a purpose-targeted subsidy for science and development. The representation expenses (513) were CZK 3,280,340.76 in 2019. The representation costs are higher than the approved budget due to organized celebrations for the Velvet Revolution, more foreign visits in terms of cooperation in the field of science and development, exhibition activities, presentations of the National Museum abroad and presentations of foreign museums in the Czech Republic.  

The service costs (518) make up a significant part of the total expenses of the organization. In the accounting period 2019, the service costs were CZK 181,005,248.63. The expense item 518, services, also includes services paid for with purpose-targeted funds.

Services in the amount of CZK 31,846,648.23 were paid for from the founder organization’s funds, other services in the amount of CZK 2,190,246.44 were also paid for from purpose-targeted funds outside the founder organization. Below are some important items in the services account: the NM spent a total of CZK 22,827,151 on security, a total of CZK 16,703,596.90 on the supervision of the NM objects, for exhibiting activities the NM paid CZK 55,910,396.56; cleaning services amounted to CZK 12,212,027.06 in 2019; checks to the amount of CZK 8,229,548.26.  On important anniversaries, the National Museum paid CZK 2,764,233.95 for promotion services.  Supplier services for securing cash desks cost CZK 6,222,476.60, legal and organization services cost CZK 6,307,712.30. A significant item in the service costs is the administration of information systems, in 2019 the costs amounted to CZK 6,909,005.01. Telecommunication services (postage, mobile phones, internet) in 2019 amounted to CZK 4,460,025.15. Other services amounted to CZK 17,095,547.53. The total costs of labour in 2019 were CZK 212,126,892, including other personnel costs, severance pay and compensation. The total costs of labour also include costs of labour paid for from the purpose-targeted subsidy.

Depreciation was another important part of the organization’s expenses. In 2019, depreciation amounted to CZK 62,920,945.07, while costs from small assets amounted to CZK 9,451,339.07. Depreciation of the National Museum will increase in the years 2021 - 2022. The prediction of NM depreciation until 2022 is CZK 96 million .  The National Museum assumes that the depreciation levy will continue to be necessary, the specific amount of the depreciation levy can be predicted in 2021.  

Compared to the approved budget for 2019, service costs were higher. Services related to exhibition activities in terms of preparation of new exhibitions, celebrations of the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the realization of new short-term exhibitions have a significant share in the increase in the service budget.  The expenses invested in the exhibitions and their promotion bring positive results. In 2019, more than 1 million visitors visited the National Museum. Out of the organization’s total costs, services make up 18.5 %, the cost of labour 22.1 %, maintenance and repairs 3.5 % and energy 5.1 %.