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Working Holiday: Restoration at Červený Dvůr, 21 to 28 May 2022/ 28 May to 4 June 2022

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Červený Dvůr is a historic estate that was once the summer residence of the Schwarzenberg family and is now a sanatorium. In 2022, participants will be helping to complete work on the two gatehouses, working on the facade, the plaster and the final coat. During the week there will be the opportunity to visit some of the region’s houses and castles....

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Working Holiday in Moravia: the World Heritage site at Žďár nad Sázavou, 4 - 11 June 2022

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The working holiday: participants will work on the site of the UNESCO pilgrimage church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, designed by the famous Baroque architect J.B. Santini-Aichel. Tasks may include simple building work, painting and simple ground work. No prior skill is required. Volunteers will be working alongside Czech participants. Duri...

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Visit to Tilbury and Bata Heritage, 22/06/22

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The Bata Shoe company, one of Czechoslovakia’s most successful companies, founded a satellite factory and a garden city at East Tilbury beside the Thames, modelled on the Modernist parent-city of Zlín and designed by Czech architects František Lydie Gahura and Vladimír Karfík. The tour is a complement to the event on Tuesday 17th May 2022 by Sir Jo...

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Summer Outing to Rousham and Chastleton, 13/07/2022

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Rousham is 12 miles north of Oxford, and Chastleton is four miles from Moreton-in-Marsh. Both are exceptional houses set in celebrated gardens, both have remained in the ownership of the same families for nearly 400 years. Chastleton was acquired by the National Trust in 1991. ROUSHAMThe landscape garden at Rousham should be a place of pilgrimage f...

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Lecture on Tuesday 17/05/22: Sir John Tusa - My Life with Bata

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Sir John Tusa - ‘MY LIFE WITH BATA’ John Tusa came to Britain in 1939 with his family at the age of three from Zlín in Moravia where his father had worked since the age of sixteen in the famous Bata shoe factory – a Bata baby. By the 1930s Bata of Czechoslovakia were the world’s leading manufacturer of footwear and factories were increasingly estab...

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Lecture 26/04/22 by Dr Philip Mansel: 'The Bourbons and Bohemia'

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Louis XIV was a life-long enemy of the Holy Roman Emperors and Kings of Bohemia, Leopold I and Charles VI. The armies of his successor Louis XV occupied Prague in 1741. Thereafter, however, the Bourbons became allies of the House of Austria. During the French Revolution the resort of Teplitz/Teplice in Bohemia became a residence of many emigrés, in...

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Wednesday 20/04/2022: Visit to Holland Park and the Czech Embassy

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The visit was led by Peter Jamieson and Peter Ruback and started at on Kensington High Street outside the Design Museum. The walk celebrated some of the best mid-century and Brutalist buildings in an area best known for High Victorian architecture. We started outside the Design Museum which was formerly the Commonwealth Institute, by Robert Matthew...

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Lecture 15/03/22: Legends of Czech Glass

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The 1950s-70s saw a renaissance in Czech glass design that re-established the Bohemian region’s global reputation in this area. From behind the Iron Curtain, skilled designers pushed the boundaries of 20th century glass design and produced unique art glass masterpieces that went on to inspire visually stunning, highly innovative and commercial rang...

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Chairman Gives Paper about Historic Plaster Surfaces

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The chairman of The Friends of Czech Heritage, Peter Jamieson, contributed a paper during a study day at the University of Venice 22nd-24th March concerning the repair of plaster surfaces. Below, the Czech specialist plasterer Filip Trunečka demonstrates traditional plastering techniques at the Padua Building School, looking on are students from Pa...

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Restoration of a medieval codex from the Château of Kynžvart thanks to The Friends

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If necessary, please use an internet function to translate this item: Na zamku Kynžvart je restaurovan unikátní středověký kodex s finančním přispěním zahraniční nadace The Friends of Czech Heritage Rukopis na pergamenu ze sbírek Státního zámku Kynžvart, donedávna v havarijním stavu, byl díky šťastným okolnostem odborně restaurován, a tedy zachráně...

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