OUR NEWSLETTER Issue 23 out now

Issue23CompoSmallA wide-ranging publication appearing twice a year, see below for free downloads

- Chairman’s Report

- 'The Slave Labour of Architects and Technicians in Czechoslovakia' by Šárka Koukalová (411KB)

- 'From Chronicles to Plague Columns: the Black Death in Bohemia' by Mark Whelan (448KB)

- Czech Silesia - 'Who Decides What my Pluralistic and Questionable Identity will Be' by Josef Jařab

- Where Have All the Treasures Gone? by Edward Peacock

- Reviews and Friends' Events

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Articles available to download as PDFs:


The Rebirth of the Abbey Church at Žďár nad Sázavou (660KB PDF) by Zbyněk Vintr

Třeboň: Cinderella or the Sleeping Beauty? (1013KB) by Jan Mladovský

How I Saved a Czech Historic Building (2.35MB) by Steven Brummel

The Park at Krásný Dvůr (599KB) by Prof. PhDr. Pavel Vlček

The Lively World of Prague Coffee Houses (270KB) by Eva Bendová

The Trade Fair Palace, Prague 1924-28 by Ivan Margolius (366KB) 

Saving and Rebuilding Schindler's Ark (663KB) by Daniel Low-Beer

A Forgotten Cubist Gem in Bohemia - the Villa Benies (678KB) by Eva Hrončeková

Rebuilding, Moving and Restoration: the dilemmas of preserving historic buildings (1.473KB PDF) by Peter Jamieson (1.473KB)


Josef Schaffer – A Historicist Architect in Mariánské Lázně (1006KB PDF) by Peter Ratzer

Appreciating the Bauhaus by Peter Jamieson (282KB).

Thonet Bentwood Furniture (389KB) by Ivan Margolius

Antonin Raymond, an Architectural Journey (780KB PDF) by Yola Gloaguen

The Industrial Heritage of Ostrava - Authenticity at the Crossroads (892KB)  by Mgr. Květa Jordánová, University of Ostrava

Cars, Furniture, Architecture: the Tatra car and its influence (910KB) by Ivan Margolius

Tatra as the Modern World Symbol (805KB) by Ivan Margolius

Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel (93KB) by Caroline Cannon-Brookes


Effigies of Přemyslid Rulers (567KB) by Jana Gajdošová

Egon Schiele and Český Krumlov (793KB) by Frances Blythe

A Bohemian Devil in Sweden: The 'Codex Gigas' and its Travels (1114KB) by Mark Whelan PhD

St Vitus Treasure on View to the Public (129.76KB) by Professor Ivo Hlobil


Charles IV and the New Town of Prague (3.162MB) by Dagmar Šmrhová

Historic Bohemia: The Friends of Czech Heritage Tour (1.5MB) by Barbara Peacock

Low-Beer, Tugendhat and Stiassni Reunion, Brno 2017 (358KB) by Iain R. Smith

What Volunteering Has Done for Me (170KB) by Rupert Emery

The Aristocracy of the Czech Lands in European Diplomacy (640KB) by Eva Kolářová

The Robot of Prague (680KB) by Ivan Margolius

Writing ‘The Architecture of Prague and Bohemia’ (1.36MB) by Brian Knox

Beethoven and the musical history of the Château of Hradec nad Moravicí (902KB) by Markéta Wiesnerová

Mozart and the Czechs (548KB) by Catherine Sprague

Coming to know the Czech lands (478KB) by Barbara Peacock

Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel (93KB) by Caroline Cannon-Brookes


The Czech Language is not Difficult to Sing (107KB) by Karel Janovický

Two Decades of Freedom – after Twice as Long of Life without (205KB) by Josef Jařab

Queen of the Castle (221KB) The Sixties at Rožmberk Castle by Nora Mlíkovská