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Summer 2013 - The Mauricovna phase 1 roof work

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Summer 2013 - An 18th Century Estate Cottage in the gardens of the Château of Červený Dvůr: The cottage is a ruin but with the help of our working holidays, volunteers have started to convert it to a post-therapy unit for the drug and alcohol treatment clinic situated in the château. This project is run with the kind assistance of MJP Architec...

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Moravian wines were the stars at the Czech Embassy on Tuesday

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October 2013 - 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 customersexpressed a wish to re...

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The Mauricovna in Červeny Dvůr, South Bohemia, has benefited from the generosity of the Hargreaves and Ball Trust

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August 2013 - The Mauricovna in Červeny Dvůr, South Bohemia, has benefited from the generosity of the Hargreaves and Ball Trust, which has already given extensive financial support to our other projects. We have now made a grant to cover the replacement of the roof. This is a huge step forward as it will not only prevent further deterioration of th...

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The Friends acknowledged by National Heritage Institute of the Czech Republic

July 2013 - The Friends received the following mention on RSS feed of the National Heritage Institute of the Czech Republic, Národní památkový ústav: 'The Friends of Czech Heritage...have an understanding for our heritage and have supported it in an especially valuable way - financially, technically, morally and in a way that transcends nationality...

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The Friends have accepted an award from The Enhancement of Znojmo Association

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July 2013 - The Friends have accepted an award from The Enhancement of Znojmo Association. The association award ceremony this year was held in the vestibule of the House of the Arts in Lower (Masaryk) Square in Znojmo. The award was presented by Jiří Ludvík, a member of the association and director of Znojmo Music Festival, in appreciati...

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Summer 2013 - working holidays

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Summer 2013 - 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? Expressions of in...

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Eva Jiřičná presented an overview of her most prestigious projects

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May 2013 - Friends' Lecture in London 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 Schw...

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HRH Prince Edward and The Countess of Wessex, paid an official visit to the Czech Republic

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March 2013 - HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and The Countess of Wessex, paid an official visit to the Czech Republic On 12 March 2013, Dr Irena Edwards, then Chairman of The Friends, met HRH Prince Edward and The Countess of Wessex at the British Embassy in Prague at a gathering of voluntary and charitable organisations. She had a chance to dis...

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Permanent exhibition opened at the Château of Mnichovo Hradistě

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April 2013 - A new permanent exhibition opened at the Château of Mnichovo Hradistě, called 'The Meeting of the Monarchs of the Holy Alliance'. The Friends contributed £3,000 towards the restoration of a Baroque tiled stove, which was made in Southern Bohemia.

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Eva Jiřičná awarded the 2013 Jane Drew Prize

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February 2013 - The Friends are very pleased to annouce that our patron Eva Jiřičná has been awarded the 2013 Jane Drew Prize for her outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.The jury was unanimous in its decision to award Jiřičná the prize, describing her work as ‘incredibly influential’. Known for her glass and steel stairc...

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