The main aim of the Adolf Loos Study and Documentation Centre, part of the City of Prague Museum and located on the second floor of the MŘller Villa is, in addition to visitor management, i.e. primarily expert tours of the interiors, exteriors and gardens, to draw together in a professional manner facts and documentary evidence of the life and works of Adolf Loos in the Czech Lands, gradually making it all available to the professional public in particular. Loos' original works - such as architectural sketches, plans and sections, period articles in professional journals and the daily press, personal documents and written material, correspondence, photographs, graphic works and similar - are systematically being collected, mainly in copy form.
Another large group of study material - in this case primarily consisting of original documents - comprises material linked to the reconstruction of the Villa. This includes in particular materials documenting the detailed structural and art-historical survey of the building including the inventories of surviving elements, extant original furniture and structural and interior details, reports of the restoration in the press, the documentation accompanying the restorers' work and the various restoration projects, and the extensive photodocumentation that stemmed from these projects. The Centre also draws together reference samples of authentic building elements and materials.
A third group comprises materials complementing our view of the period and of the milieu in which Loos created, including data on the Villa builder, his family and firm. Loos' works outside the Czech Republic are brought closer by period literature, Loos' monographs and exhibition catalogues.
All of these materials, gradually filled out and from the start systematically classified, server in the detailed study of Adolf Loos' works in the Czech Lands, and are made available to interested parties in the SDC reading room on specific 'research days', with some opportunities for copies to be made. An exhibition about the Villa, the family and the designer also forms part of the Centre, in the former darkroom next to the terrace. The gradual publication of critical monograph journals is also planned, to gradually include all of the most important material obtained. Some documents will also be transferred to electronic format, and made available in part on the City of Prague Museum's internet pages. The Centre should also contribute to the organisation of research, conferences and symposia related to the themes outlined above.