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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

SEMINAR: 'ARCHITECTURE AND GARDENING: SISTER ARTS' AT STOWE HOUSE, 5-7 APRIL, DETAILS HERE.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT CZECH SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUMMER SCHOOLS CLICK HERE


EventsCompoNov2015FlatSmallTwo lectures in the Embassy of Slovakia, online booking, see right. Details here.

Martinů in His Time - The Recorded Legacy: A Biographical Survey of the Early Recordings. Lecture by Patrick Lambert on 7th March at 6.30pm.

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

Three working holidays in 2017, details here: 3-10 June 2017: Červený Dvůr/ 8-15 July 2017: Stiassni Villa in Brno/ 8-15 September 2017: Krásný Dvůr.


NL16SmallNewsletter Issue 16 out now

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


home3The 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, FriendsMedia2built 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:

 


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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. ProjectsBoxSmall 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.

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Download the list of projects where the Friends have helped here (3.80MB PDF)

Our address: 3 Yew Tree Cottage, The Street, Ripe, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6BD


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