Interview with Vít Lukas for TV Architekt

Mgr. A. Vít Lukas, Czech architect and CNT board member, was interviewed by one of our patrons, professor Zdeněk Lukeš, for TV Architekt. “My father was an architect… and I loved castles and chateaus,” said Vít in response to why he became an architect himself. His final diploma thesis was on the subject of the northern foreground of the Prague Castle and one of the thesis readers was the former Czech president, Václav Havel, who really liked Lukas’ design.

The interview is available online.

A significant progress on our pilot project – Memorial to Marie von Ebner Eschenbach in Zdislavice: the newly restored rear terrace and the entrance to the chapel are looking fabulous!

A significant progress on our pilot project – Memorial to Marie von Ebner Eschenbach in Zdislavice: restoration of the front terrace and of the entrance to the tomb is nearing its completion!

We reached the final round in a Czech national competition for the best heritage project

Our project Memorial to Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach and the public collection in its favour reached the finals of the Czech countrywide competition Máme vybráno (which can be translated into English as “A successful fund-raiser”), organized by the Institute for Monuments and Culture, o.p.s. It is the public who nominates and votes for the projects.

We would like to thank all supporters who voted for our project online – they helped us to increase our public collection by quite a few thousand crowns, which we won in the competition.

More information about the competition can be found here. Competition results are available here.

 

 

 

 

A significant progress on our pilot project – Memorial to Marie von Ebner Eschenbach in Zdislavice: away with the garden steps from 1960

Brilliant animated film about Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach – will it help us get the heroine’s name back into Czech textbooks?

A significant progress on our pilot project – Memorial to Marie von Ebner Eschenbach in Zdislavice: we are restoring the 19th century glasshouse and turning it into a volunteer & visitor centre

Gift from the Novotný family to support the return of Otto Gutfreund’s Winged Arrow back to the roof of the Škoda Palace in Prague