Read about the founding and history of The Friends
Image: the Castle of Český Šternberk in Bohemia. Photograph copyright M_ark Web.
ONE OF OUR FOUNDERS, BARBARA PEACOCK, RECEIVES AN AWARD FROM THE UK PM
FEATURE ON RADIO PRAGUE, CLICK HERE
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CZECH SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUMMER SCHOOLS CLICK HERE
Egypt and Czech Egyptologists: The contribution made by Czech archaeologists to the study of Ancient Egypt, by Suzanne Bojtos of Birkbeck College on 5th April at 6.30pm in the Embassy of Slovakia, online booking, see right. Details here.
The Friends are organising three working holidays in the Czech Republic this summer, taking place in heritage sites, with excursions to attractions nearby. More details here.
3-10 June 2017: Červený Dvůr
8-15 July 2017: Stiassni Villa in Brno
8-15 September 2017: Krásný Dvůr
Partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce /Rebuilding, Moving and Restoration: the dilemmas of preserving historic buildings /Antonin Raymond, an Architectural Journey /A Bohemian Devil in Sweden: The 'Codex Gigas' and its Travels /Reviews
The Czech Republic, situated in the heart of Europe, and comprising the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia has a cultural legacy of international significance, with twelve UNESCO-listed sites. This small country has the largest concentration of great houses and palaces in Europe, built by Czech Renaissance magnates and the wealthy nobility of the Habsburg Empire, while the castles that are such a dramatic feature of the landscape reflect Bohemia's power and influence in the Middle Ages. Take an aerial tour of some sites by clicking on this video:
What The Friends of Czech Heritage Do
We are able to give small grants to a variety of projects and welcome applications from owners of historic buildings, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. See the map for our projects to date. These can be privately owned, or may belong to the State or local municipality. Please tell us about the cultural, historical and educational importance of your property, and the extent of public access. Outline what funds you need and what you would wish to do with the help or money. Grants are given subject to certain conditions, which we can be sent on request.
Map base ©Lencer
Download the list of projects where the Friends have helped here (2.64MB PDF)