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 - Château of Jaroměřice, Conservation of the Chinese Cabinet The 18th 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 châtea...
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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 Departmentat the University of Cambridge The lecture will examine the rebuilding of Prague during the reign of E...
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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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The Friends held a lecture 'Memories of Jan Kaplický' given by Ivan Margolius

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November 2015 - The Friends held a lecture 'Memories of Jan Kaplický' given by Ivan Margolius, architect and friend, in the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, London. Mr Ivan Margolius presented an intimate view of the life and achievements of his close friend and professional colleague the Czech architect Jan Kaplický. Their friendship grew from shar...
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Celebrations at the Church of St. Nicholas in Petrovice, Úst í nad Labem, North Bohemia

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November 2015 - Celebrations at the Church of St. Nicholas in Petrovice, Úst í nad Labem, North Bohemia On Saturday 14.11.2015 Petrovice celebrated an event that the community had been waiting for, for decades. Twenty-seven years ago, after an inadequate repair, the roof of the building collapsed and the church was facing oblivion. The authorities ...
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An award for one of our founders

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November 2015 - An award for one of our founders On 4th November 2015 Barbara Peacock received a presentation from Katarína Hobbs, the Director of Czech Tourism U.K. and Ireland. This took place during the World Travel Market in Excel London. The life achievement award is given to a person who has dedicated much of his/her time and energy to the Cz...
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Memories of Jan Kaplický

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The Friends held a lecture 'Memories of Jan Kaplický' given by Ivan Margolius, architect and friend, in the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, London. Mr Ivan Margolius presented an intimate view of the life and achievements of his close friend and professional colleague the Czech architect Jan Kaplický. Their friendship grew from shared personal expe...
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The Development of Zlín, Home of the Bat'a Shoe Corporation

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October 2015 - The Development of Zlín, Home of the Bat'a Shoe Corporation On 22nd October 2015 Eva Jiřičná, a renowned architect, who was born in Zlín but has lived and worked in England since 1968, gave a fascinating talk on the development of Zlín into a major centre for industrialised shoe manufacture. This occurred largely through the efforts ...
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