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Kilián Ignac Dientzenhofer (1689-1751) - Architect and Master Builder in 18th century Bohemia

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The Friends organised a lecture in the Czech Embassy, London, 'Kilián Ignac Dientzenhofer (1689-1751) - Architect and Master Builder in 18th century Bohemia' by Caroline Cannon-Brookes, art historian, former lecturer at Leeds University, held on 5th February 2105.The event was organised with the co-operation of the Embassy of the Czech Republic.Die...
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The Velvet Revolution 25 Years on: An Émigré Perspective

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Friends' lecture in London, organised with the support and co-operation of the Embassy of the Czech RepublicThe Velvet Revolution 25 Years on: An Émigré PerspectiveThe Friends held a lecture evening by Dr. Katya Kocourek, formerly of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, who gave an absorbing and original in...
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Friends' Lecture: Alphonse Mucha, his life and heritage

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John Mucha, grandson of Alphonse Mucha, gave a fascinating talk to a large audience at the Czech Embassy about the fate of the Mucha family during the Nazi Occupation of Czechoslovakia and then under the Communism, and how Mucha’s own collection of his work was preserved under those regimes, and later largely made available for public display.The s...
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The Friends' Working Parties in South Bohemia

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We were a mixed party with ages ranging from early 20s to mid 70s and included students, a retired architect, social workers and a food store manager. We helped to lay the drains, built walls and excavated a cellar to provide storage, with a particular focus on the Mauricovna, a building in the grounds that we are helping to rescue.Our activities c...
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The English Language Discourse Surrounding the Transfer/Expulsion of the Sudeten Germans

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The title might have sounded disconcertingly academic but Dr. Martin Brown of the American International University in London delivered a thrillingly pithy and persuasive analysis of his subject. He came he said, not to discuss the events of 1945-46 but the lengthy debate about the transfer or resettlement of populations in British political, diplo...
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The Building and the Book

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In the Czech Embassy, London, the architectural historian Dr Irena Murray-Žantovská gave a lecture on the Strahov Monastery in Prague, entitled 'The Building and the Book'. The hall was filled by an audience that included experts on painting and art history.Photos: anti-clockwise from left, Dr Murray-Žantovská; the lecturer with Barbara Peacock, a ...
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From Sentiment to Science - 25 Years of Modern Conservation

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'From Sentiment to Science - 25 Years of Modern Conservation' was given by John Allan, a director of Avanti Architects and the leading expert in the UK on the conservation of modernist architecture.He spoke about many high-profile buildings including the Villa Tugendhat in Brno.Wines sponsored by www.vinovitaj.com
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Wine tasting with Vinovitaj

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Moravian wines were the stars of a packed wine tasting at the Czech Embassy on Tuesday, 15 October 2013. Naděžda Goryczková, the Director of the National Heritage Office (NPU) in Prague, attended the event.A respectable sum of money was raised towards the Friends' restoration fund and highly satisfied customers expressed a wish to repeat the event ...
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Working holidays - summer 2013

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The Friends' two weeks of working holidays, based in the grounds of the Château of Červený dvůr in South Bohemia, took place in June. As you can see, it's not all work, with visits to local cultural highlights such as UNESCO-listed Český Krumlov, not forgetting a glass or two of wonderful Czech beer. Why not join us?We are running working holidays ...
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Friends' Lecture in London - May 2013

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Visually stunning, technically impressive and always surprising - Eva Jiřičná presented an overview of her most prestigious projects at the Friends' lecture in the Czech Embassy, 16 May 2013.The Orangery of Prague Castle, the Church Na krizovatce restored by the President Havel foundation, the loft of the Schwarzenberg Palace, work at the Victoria ...
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