Of the paid employees of the museum a person who carried out auxiliary tasks received an annual sum of 200 guldens, an assistant 240 guldens and a custodian 300 to 500 guldens. Young enthusiasts worked for whole months without payment, however, being paid a regular wage only later on.
Practically all personalities of then contemporary Czech scientific and cultural life participated in the building-up of the museum: Josef Dobrovsky, the founder of Slavonic studies, Josef Jungmann, translator and historian of literature, Frantisek Ladislav Celakovsky, poet, translator and Slavonic scholar, Vaclav Hanka, writer, translator and philologist, Karel Jaromfr Erben, poet and historian, Jan Erazim Vocel, archeologist and art historian, Pavel Josef Safafik,
philologist, historian and Slavonic scholar, the brothers Jan Svatopluk (naturalist) and Karel Borivoj (botanist) Presl, Vaclav Vladivoj Tomek, historian, Jan Evangelista Purkyne, naturalist, and many others. The historian Frantisek Pa-lacky, who was first intended to fulfil the post of librarian, but was later entrusted with the editorship of the two museum magazines — one Czech and one German, will always be vitally connected with the museum. Later he became the agent of the Society of the Czech Museum.