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Lecture by our Chairman, London, in March 2018

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THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANCIENT BUILDINGS Our Chairman Peter Jamieson is giving a talk in the 2018 Spring Lecture Series: 'Conservation in a Far-away Country: Responding to a Turbulent Past' on Thursday 1st March. The SPAB website explains: "Founded in 2007, the Friends of Czech Heritage brings together people in the UK who care about the...
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Progress at the Château of Čečovice

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Miroslava Šusová of the Association of Protectors of Monuments has sent us news of the improvements at the château in western Bohemia, which had suffered serious neglect for many years until she, her son and local volunteers made huge efforts to bring it back to life. The Friends of Czech Heritage gave a grant in 2015 and since then larger funding ...
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Country Life Magazine: a two-part article on the Castle of Český Krumlov

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The issue dated 29th November carried part one of an article about the famous castle in South Bohemia, most recently owned by the princely Schwarzenberg Family and now in the care of the Czech National Heritage Institute. John Goodall, the magazine's architectural editor filled six pages with his treatment of the main castle structure. In the 6th D...
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Friends' Lecture: Baroque Castle Theatres in the Czech Lands

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LECTURE IN ON 30TH JANUARY 2018 - Unrivalled in Europe, the Czech Republic boasts a wealth of historic theatres and their unique technical equipment. There are only two similarly authentic theatres in Sweden, with none in Germany and France that is complete. Daniel Špička will talk about the theatres in Český Krumlov, Litomyšl, Valti...
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UK National Trust advertises The Friends' Working Holidays for 2018

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November 2017 - The Friends were pleased to see the Mauricovna at Červený Dvůr as the image on the opening web page of the UK National Trust's Overseas Working Holidays for 2018. Photograph by Amber Cloughton, participant in 2016. In the coming year The Friends are organising three working holidays: -Žďár nad Sázavou, the site of the UNESCO pilgrim...
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An Award for one of our Founders

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CZECH AWARD FOR ONE OF OUR FOUNDERS The 'patrimonium pro futuro' award has been given annually since 2013 by the NPÚ, the Czech National Heritage Institute, to highlight the most significant achievements in heritage care, and to thank those who made them possible through their time, effort, investment and financial contribution. There are four...
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Lecture in London by Christine Sitwell

The Friends were entertained on Thursday evening 26th October at the Embassy of Slovakia by Christine Sitwell, who gave a very interesting talk about the the relationship between the National Trust and the National Heritage Institute of the Czech Republic. Since the Velvet Revolution the two organisations have exchanged delegations, which has helpe...
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Working Holiday at Krásný Dvůr 2017

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The Friends of Czech Heritage again led volunteering to restore the park at the Château of Krásný Dvůr in North Bohemia. This is the second year the Friends have organised a week-long working party in this historic park, finishing on Friday 15th September. This year the group worked on uncovering the water supply to the Chinese pavilion, ...
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Czech Award to one of our earliest lecturers

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Ten years ago, after The Friends of Czech Heritage had just been founded, we held our first lecture, given by Jonathan Marsden, curren tly Surveyor of the Queen's Works of Art and Director of the Royal Collection . He worked in the North Wales region of the National Trust and was instrumental in arranging the two-way cooperation of conservators fro...
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Coverage of Ian Kennaway's Award on the ProPamátky website

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A report in August 2017 on the website of ProPamátky about the award to one of our founders   "At the end of July 2017 Ian Kennaway received an award for his significant and lifelong support of the Czech cultural heritage. The prize was presented in person by the Minister of Culture Daniel Herman in the Nostic Palace. In the early 1990s Ian Ke...
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