Working Holiday at Žďár nad Sázavou in Moravia

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Saturday 11th June to Saturday 18th June 2016 Participants worked on maintenance works of the Lower Cemetery (which was in fact never used for burials), built by a famous Baroque architect J. B. Santini-Aichel, so that it can be opened to the public. Tasks involved simple building work, some clearance and preservation work and simple terrain. No pr...
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Restoration of the renowned landscape garden at Krásný Dvůr

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Friday 9th to Friday 16th September 2016 Participants made their own travel arrangements to Prague. There was a day-excursion to Karlovy Vary Meeting point: Participants were picked up at Prague Airport and travelled by minibus to Krásný Dvůr. Accommodation: in the local self-catering municipal hostel in the village - shared bedrooms, cost includin...
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Lecture: 'Reuniting Fourteenth-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge'

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March 2016 - Lecture: 'Reuniting Fourteenth-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge ' Dr. Jana Gajdošová of the History of Art Department at the University of Cambridge gave a comprehensive lecture, copiously illustrated by photographs and plans, on the building of what is now called the Charles Bridge after the King of Bohemia (and Holy R...
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March 2016 - Lecture: 'Reuniting Fourteenth-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge.

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Dr. Jana Gajdošová of the History of Art Department at the University of Cambridge gave a comprehensive lecture, copiously illustrated by photographs and plans, on the building of what is now called the Charles Bridge after the King of Bohemia (and Holy Roman Emperor) Charles IV, who commissioned the building of the bridge in 1357 to replace the ea...
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Phase 1 Conservation of the Baroque choir stalls at the Abbey Church of Žďár nad Sázavou

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February 2106 - Phase 1 Conservation of the Baroque choir stalls at the Abbey Church of Žďár nad Sázavou, a UNESCO-listed site , c ompleted with the help of The Friends of Czech Heritage   The Friends have supported a number of conservation projects at this important abbey church, which was the work of Jan Bla ž ej Santini Aichel. These have i...
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Four-page article about the work of The Friends of Czech Heritage at Uherčice in Moravia in the current number of the SPAB Magazine

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January 2016 - Our Chairman Peter Jamieson has a four-page article about the work of The Friends of Czech Heritage at Uherčice in Moravia in the current number of the SPAB Magazine. In it his tells the history of the château, its fate since World War Two, and writes about the projects that The Friends have supported there, in particular the ceiling...
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Friends' Chairman interviewed on Radio Prague

December 2015 - Interview on Radio Prague: our Chairman Peter Jamieson was interviewed about our work by Ian Willoughby on Radio Prague: you can read or listen   here .  
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Château of Jaroměřice, Conservation of the Chinese Cabinet

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December 2015 - Ch â teau of Jaroměřice, Conservation of the Chinese Cabinet The 18 th century Chinese Cabinet at Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou is a fine example of chinoiserie. But the paper decorations had become detached and conservation was urgently required. The Friends gave a grant and the work has now been successfully carried out. The Baroque châ...
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Friends announce a lecture for 10th March 2016 - 'Reuniting 14th-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge'

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The Friends announced a lecture for 10th March 2016 -  'Reuniting 14th-century Prague: Charles IV and his Gothic Bridge' A lecture by the architectural historian Dr Jana Gajdošová , affiliated lecturer in the History of Art Department at the University of Cambridge The lecture will examine the rebuilding of Prague during the reign of ...
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Work progressing at the Gardener's Cottage, the Mauricovna, at Červený Dvůr in South Bohemia

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December 2015 - Work is currently progressing on the bay window roofs and attic floor of the Gardener's Cottage, the Mauricovna, at Červený Dvůr in South Bohemia. The Friends have held working holidays here each year since 2011. The cottage is an important feature in the landscape garden. It was a ruin, but with the help of UK volunteers it is bein...
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