OUR NEWSLETTER Issue 19 out now

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

NL19Cover-Chairman’s Report

-Our Projects: an update

-What Volunteering Has Done for Me (170KB PDF)

-Raising Awareness and Funds

-1968 Remembered

-The Aristocracy of the Czech Lands in European Diplomacy (640KB PDF)

-John Tusa's Moravia

-Historic Theatres in the Czech Republic


-Friends' Events

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Issue8PromoWebThe Friends are very pleased to acknowledge the help of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Czech Republic in the production of their Newsletter



Articles available to download as PDFs:

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

The Robot of Prague by Ivan Margolius (680KB)

Rebuilding, Moving and Restoration: the dilemmas of preserving historic buildings by Peter Jamieson (508KB PDF)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mozart and the Czechs (548KB) by Catherine Sprague

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

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 Jana Sommerlad

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

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

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

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

VlcekCover0112Newsletter Issue 6 contained a seven-page article about the 18th-century garden at Krásný Dvůr by Prof. PhDr. Pavel Vlček, a research fellow at the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He also lectures at the School of Architecure, CTU Prague, and is the author of numerous books on Czech architectural history. Our Newsletter regularly includes scholarly articles translated into English from Czech for the first time and not available elsewhere.