Meda Mládek founded the Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation in 1999 to promote fine art and present the collection of modern art that she and her husband had assembled since the 1950s.
The mission of the Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation – Museum Kampa is to promote interest in fine art among visitors from this country and abroad, to introduce the public to modern and contemporary art, and to help revitalise our knowledge of this aspect of culture. The museum carries out its mission through its permanent exhibition, which features a collection of paintings, drawings and prints by a pioneer of abstract art, František Kupka, a group of sculptures by the Cubist sculptor Otto Gutfreund, and series of monographic and thematic exhibitions that present developments in classical modernism from František Kupka onwards, together with works by major Central European artists (Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Serbs and Croats) from the latter half of the 20th century. These temporary exhibitions are just as important for the museum’s mission. By focusing on progressive movements in 20th-century Czech and European art, the museum stands out from other institutions whose exhibitions and research either concentrate on contemporary art or cover a much broader spectrum. Museum Kampa’s well-defined approach has ensured it a prominent place among Czech and Central European institutions. Each year Museum Kampa receives approximately 100 000 visitors from all over the world. In 2015 the British newspaper The Guardian rated the museum as one of the five most interesting small private museums in Europe.