Upcoming events

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21
Apr
2021

ZOOM LECTURE - Imperial Baroque, Vienna and Prague

21-04-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Zoom
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Following the deadly scourge of plague in 1679 and the relief of the Turkish Siege in 1683 the Viennese, with improved security, embarked on a great building programme which would provide visible proof of triumphant Catholicism and the Imperial Ideal. Two important Central European architects emerged at this time, Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach and Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt whose designs for churches and palaces commissioned by the nobility of Bohemia, Moravia and Vienna have left their mark as we see today.

Lecture by Caroline Cannon-Brookes

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Images fron the top, from Creative Commons: Château of Vranov nad Dyjí © Jerzy Strzelecki; monastery in Jablonné v Podještědí © VitVit; Palace of Schönbrunn, Vienna © LMih; Belvedere Palace, Vienna © Palacrogalin

 

26
May
2021

ZOOM LECTURE - The Real Story of the Villa Tugendhat and Schindler's Ark

26-05-2021 6:00 pm -7:15 pm
Zoom
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The Legacy of the Low-Beer Family in the Czech Republic

A talk by Daniel Low-Beer, a grandson whose surviving relatives never returned to their homeland

Wednesday 26th May 2021, 6pm, on Zoom.

Before the Munich Agreement and the Nazi horrors descended on Czechoslovakia, Jews were central to the cultural and economic life of Brno. The Low-Beers were industrialists, textile producers, diplomats, movers and shakers, who were building the new republic after WW1. Some managed to escape, many perished in concentration camps, but none has come back.

His father was smuggled to Britain as a toddler, and now Dr. Daniel Low-Beer and the City of Brno, proud of the Low-Beer legacy, are working on reconciliation.

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Images fron the top: © UPVISION used with the co-operation of CzechTourism; other images courtesy of the Low-Beer family archive and from the public domain