About Us

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Read about the founding and history of The Friends

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Image: aerial view of Třeboň used with the cooperation of Czech Tourism, photographer Libor Svaček


Please buy 'Age of Storms' by Peter Kysel, a memoir of life in 20th-century Czechoslovakia


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Friends' Lecture in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, London

20th November at 6.30pm:

'Prague and Innsbruck: the cultural patronage of the Archduke Ferdinand II' by Caroline Cannon-Brookes.

Archduke Ferdinand II (1529-1595) was Regent of Bohemia for twenty years in the middle of the 16th century. Caroline Cannon-Brookes is an art-historian, trained at the Courtauld Institute, and teaches at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. She has led many tours to the Czech Republic.


NL19SMALLNewsletter Issue 19 out now

Our Projects: update/ What Volunteering Has Done for Me/ Raising Awareness and Funds/ 1968 Remenbered/ The Aristocracy of the Czech Lands in European Diplomacy/ John Tusa's Moravia/ Reviews/ Historic Theatres in the Czech Republic


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, 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 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. Map base ©Lencer Email:


FriendsMedia2Download the list of projects where the Friends have helped here (2.64MB PDF)

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


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