Cultural Connections: The National Trust visits the Czech Republic

Krumlov CzTo Ph LiborSvacekWebChristine Sitwell talks about the programme between the National Trust and the NPÚ (the Czech National Heritage Institute) whose aims include exchanging examples of good practice, sharing experiences, broadening staff horizons, gaining objective perspectives of each other’s work. The visits help to develop and benefit the role of curatorial and conservation staff, providing a stimulating opportunity for their careers.

Christine Sitwell is the Paintings Conservation Adviser for the National Trust and is responsible for organising the conservation and technical research on the Trust's collection of over 13,000 paintings.  She is also responsible for advising on the conservation of historic interiors.

Image of the Castle Theatre at Český Krumlov used with the cooperation of Czech Tourism, photographer Libor Svaček.