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Many of the exceptional historical buildings and objects in the Czech Republic are in a bad condition due to the past regimes that left properties uncared for and instilled in the people a feeling that heritage had nothing to do with them. In order to change this, I promoted and established the Czech National Trust and actively. In the UK, cultural heritage is massively supported by the public, and the British National Trust a good example of what a voluntary organisation can achieve.
There are not so many countries in the world with such an amazing historic buildings as the Czech Republic. Helping to save Czech cultural heritage has been a lifelong mission for me. It is a heritage we can all be proud of.
To save our historic heritage for the future generations, to restore awareness and pride of local communities and to support them in adopting heritage sites – these are the reasons why I support the Czech National Trust.
I have spent all my working life in heritage conservation and since joining INTO when it was founded I have helped with and supported the establishment of the Czech National Trust. I wish to see it go from strength to strength and am very happy to be able to play a part in its future.
Eva Jiřičná’s contribution to architecture and design has been recognized with many prestigious awards, including the Royal Designers for Industry title and Commander of the British Empire. She has been elected a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts and inducted into the American Hall of Fame. She has received honorary doctorates from several universities (e.g. Southampton Institute, VUT Brno, University of Sheffield, Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague). From 2003-2005, she served as President of the Architectural Association in London. She participates frequently on architectural juries and lectures internationally on her work.
Czech architect Vaclav Girsa has focused his lifetime work on restoration and care of historic buildings. He is a member of the Czech Chamber of Architects, Society of Czech Architects, Czech Nation Committee of ICOMOS. He is also a member of the Academic Council of National Heritage Institute and various other professional committees. Since January 2015, he serves as President of the Czech National Committee of ICOMOS.
Jiří Patočka represents Czech Republic in the Administrative Council of College of Europe. He is a member of scientific and academic councils of Czech universities and professional institutions. He is also a member of UNESCO’s ICOMOS National Committee, where he oversees making historical sites more economical. Furthermore, Patočka is a member of the Research and Development Department of the Ministry of culture in the field of National Gallery development.
As a custodian of major architectural collections, I have studied and lent support to heritage buildings for over forty years. Their conservation in the Czech Republic takes on a more personal significance for me, and one to which I can contribute my professional experience. The Czech cultural landscape is particularly dense in opportunities for giving a new life to real ‘jewels’ of heritage architecture and to tell their stories.
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The Czech Republic is home to over 40,000 sites classified as national heritage and 12 UNESCO sites, which is more for square kilometer than France or Italy. If you want to help save this amazing heritage of international importance by donating your time or money, here is how you can get involved:
Every small donation helps. Donate today or set up a regular donation. All our donors great and small are much appreciated. Thank you.
Are you a heritage expert, garden specialist, architect, photographer or perhaps an artist? Let us know about the things you do and we will arrange an event together, or get you involved in one of our projects.
Is manual work the best way of relaxation for you? Join our working holidays or help throughout the year in a way you are comfortable with.
The Czech National Trust promotes and supports the conservation, protection and maintenance of cultural heritage in the Czech Republic; a cultural heritage of international importance. It aims to inspire, foster and promote the development of an effective voluntary and donor culture in the Czech Republic.
CNT is a member of International National Trusts Organisation – INTO.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach is one of the most remarkable literary personalities of the 19th century. The Czech author, writing in German language, was practically forgotten in our country after the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Through the reconstruction of her tomb in Zdislavice, Czech National Trust aims to draw attention to the literary and cultural legacy of this remarkable woman.
Thanks to a generous donation of Dr. José Hlavnicka Czech National Trust is now the sole owner of the land surrounding the mausoleum. The building is owned by the Zlin Region, which closely collaborates with CNT on rhe rescue.
In 2015 the first phase of the rescue was completed – the structural reinforcement project was carried out by the Zlin Region in collaboration with CNT and with the support of grant provided by the Czech Ministry of Culture. Of the CZK 4,025,000 invested so far, CZK 900,000 was covered by the grant and the remaining sum of CZK 3,125,000 was invested by the Zlin Region.
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