Eva Heyd presents the Ticket to the New World project in a webinar in collaboration with Czech Centre in New York

On Thursday, September 10, a webinar presenting the Ticket to the New World project took place in collaboration with the New York Czech Centre. The project depicts the extraordinary life stories of both internationally renowned and not so famous Czechoslovak artists who were forced to leave their home country at the beginning of the Second World War and ended up settling down in the United States, and their influence on the New World’s art scene. It is a multimedia project which will continue as an eponymous exhibition project in the Bohemian National Hall in New York. The exhibition will open in the fall of 2021.

The webinar was hosted by Marek Hilde and Eva Heyd, the curator of the project and a CNT project manager, while three guests appeared on the webinar as well: Julia Hammid, Véronique Firkušný and Ladislav Zikmund Lender. Julia Hammid and Véronique Firkušný recalled their exceptional fathers – photographer and documentarist Alexander Hammid and piano virtuoso Rudolf Firkušný. Ladislav Zikmund Lender, a Czech architecture historian, talked about the life and career of Jaroslav Polívka, a Czech architect and engineer who cooperated on several projects with the famous Frank Lloyd Wright. The viewers also had the opportunity to watch a short movie produced by the Czech National Trust as part of the webinar.

The webinar recording is available online:

Virtual tour of the castle in Rožmitál pod Třemšínem

Dear friends and supporters of the Czech National Trust,

Even in these difficult times we are trying to continue our work as much as we can and we would like to invite you for a virtual tour of the castle in Rožmitál pod Třemšínem. The Czech National Trust has been supporting the reconstruction of the Rožmitál Castle for quite some time now, which also involves a close cooperation with the local volunteering club Rožmitálský zámek z.s.

We hope that the tour will provide you with a pleasant distraction from the difficult situation we are all faced with at the moment. The tour can be found on our Facebook page here.

We are thinking of you and your loved ones and wish you all good health.

We look forward to seeing you in the better times!

The CNT Team

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