The Friends' Summer Outing to Winchester

WinCath cAntony McCallumSM
Wednesday 19th June 2019. All welcome to book Winchester is one of the most historic of England’s cathedral cities. It was the capital Wessex and the capital of England from 829 to William the Conqueror. In the heart of the city is the magnificent cathedral, the longest in England and Europe, and the second oldest in England. It was begun soon afte...
Read more about this >>
  11 Hits
Tags:
11 Hits

Emperor Rudolf II Collector & Patron of the Arts & Sciences 05/11/19

Heintz Rudolph II
Under Rudolf II Prague again became the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Following the example of his Habsburg ancestors, he assembled an exceptional collection of works of art for which the imperial palace on the Hradčany was adapted. He patronised painters, sculptors, goldsmiths who flocked to Prague, and also men of learning including Tycho Bra...
Read more about this >>
  75 Hits
Tags:
75 Hits

Lecture about the March 1938 Occupation of Bohemia and Moravia

Tyn Courtesy www ww2inprague com
LECTURE IN LONDON 'The Bell of Treason - The Munich Agreement and its Aftermath', at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm) on 27th March 2019 in the Czech Embassy, London. The lecture will take place in the Czech Embassy Cinema. To reserve your ticket via Eventbrite system, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-bell-of-treason-the-muni… ...
Read more about this >>
  72 Hits
Tags:
72 Hits

Our Chairman's Visit to Prague, February 2019

51562155 1965245250241085 6591236196045684736 o
The charity The Friends of Czech Heritage is a member of the British Czech Chamber of Commerce in Prague and on 7th February our Chairman Peter Jamieson and Secretary James Robertson attended a wine tasting promoted by the BCC as their special guests at the showrooms of the Lasvit glass company. This gave us the opportunity to mingle with members a...
Read more about this >>
  53 Hits
Tags:
53 Hits

Place and Setting at Konopiště Castle in Bohemia

Kono1DinnerDec2018
Milan Svoboda, the heritage specialist who worked on The Friends' recent tour of historic Bohemia, was instrumental in setting up an exhibition at Konopiště Castle, the home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the Duchess of Hohenberg, born Žofie Chotková z Chotkova. The couple were assasinated in Sarajevo in 1916. After World War One and the expulsion...
Read more about this >>
  77 Hits
Tags:
77 Hits

The Royal Collection in Three Dimensions: Adventures of a Sculpture Cataloguer 14/05/19

MarsVenus A.Canova1 HM Queen Elizabeth II SMALL
A Talk by Sir Jonathan Marsden on Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 6.30pm in the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY, which will present some of the lessons learned from working on a catalogue raisonné of European sculpture in the Royal Collection to be published by Royal Collection Trust in 2020. The catalogue wil...
Read more about this >>
  158 Hits
Tags:
158 Hits

Britain and Bohemia in the Fifteenth Century: The English Struggle Against the Hussite Movement

050321 MarkWhelan cFoCH
FRIENDS' LECTURE: BRITAIN AND BOHEMIA IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY On 5th March 2019 Dr. Mark Whelan, an historian of late medieval and early modern Germany and Central Europe who is currently working at King’s College, London, gave a lecture explaining how and why the English kings and senior clerics became involved in the early-fifteenth-century stru...
Read more about this >>
  175 Hits
Tags:
175 Hits

Newspaper article about The Friends' work in Pravo newspaper

PravoPg3Nov11 2018Web
On 10th November 2018 'Magazín Práva', a supplement in the Czech national newspaper 'Pravo', featured this year's working party organised by The Friends at the Chateau of Vizovice. The article is by Zuzana Musálková, with excerpts below translated from the Czech by Rupert Emery. "The fact that foreigners admire our cultural monuments – and moreover...
Read more about this >>
  199 Hits
Tags:
199 Hits

The Friends' working party at Vizovice in Moravia, September 2018

Vizovice Small cRadekLinner
The project that we undertook at the Château of Vizovice in the week 8 - 15 September consisted of taking down an unstable brick boundary wall in the park, which had been rebuilt before the Velvet Revolution. It was set on a stone base, which had also collapsed in places. We cleaned all the bricks ready for reuse and rebuilt sections of the stone b...
Read more about this >>
  220 Hits
Tags:
220 Hits

Friends' Lecture: A Celebration of Czechoslovak Culture in Wartime Britain - An Illustrated Talk by Jana Buresova

Buresova cFoCH
A CELEBRATION OF CZECHOSLOVAK CULTURE IN WARTIME BRITAIN On 9th October 2018 Dr. Jana Burešová of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies at the University of London gave a talk at the Czech Embassy on the ways in which both Czech and German-speaking exiles from Czechoslovakia during the Second World War acted to promote knowledge...
Read more about this >>
  398 Hits
Tags:
398 Hits