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Summer Working Holidays
CNT supports the renewal of Czech cultural heritage. For this purpose, we organize in cooperation with the National Trust of England and with the historic sight owners volunteer work stays and help reveal historical value, restore sights and bring them back to life. Check out our Working Holidays 2019 and come and help us!
Kinetic Light Sculpture by Zdeněk Pešánek
The Czech National Trust has been striving for the restoration of the acclaimed kinetic light sculpture by Zdeněk Pešánek, a Czech avant-garde sculptor and an architect who is considered to be the world’s pioneer of the kinetic art. The Edisonka kinetic light sculpture used to be situated on the marquee of the Edison Transformer Station in Prague (designed by architect František Albert Libra). Many artists, architects and theorists still consider the sculpture to be one of the most impressive ones, and its return to the marquee would be an important and significant event.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Literary Trail
The surroundings of Zdislavice, a small village and municipality of Kroměříž District in the Zlín Region, are still abundant in the beautiful nature that Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916), a Zdislavice native and one of the most important German-language writers of the latter portion of the 19th century, frequently depicted in her works. It is also one of the reasons why the Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach monument along with her tomb are not only the destination, but also a popular starting point of walks and hikes through the picturesque and poetic nature in the region – a favourite activity of Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach herself.
Otto Gutfreund’s Sculpture – The Winged Arrow
The Story of the Winged Arrow The Škoda Palace, located in Jungmannova street in Prague 1 and is currently the seat of the Prague Municipality, is an important late Cubist building built between 1925 – 1926. The building was built by Škoda Works manufacturer company. The company chose Pavel Janák, professor at the School of […]
Kromeriz Music Archive
CNT is raising funds for the music archive. The proceeds will be used for the restoration of George Muffat’s unique Sonata Violino Solo and for the purchase of deacidifying interlays.
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Zvířetice 3D Project
The unique Zvířetice 3D Project was originally based on the following vision: to provide the possibility of seeing and visiting the ancient and nonextant castle in all its glory again. With the use of first-rate computer graphics, the project depicts the castle ruin in its real surroundings the way it looked in 1683, which was also the year when the building operations reached their peak.
Elias Palme Factory
Another project the Czech National Trust has decided to pay close attention to and to put its efforts into is the Elias Palme Factory, a former chandelier factory in north Bohemia. The former factory is often nicknamed Eliáška and is located in Kamenický Šenov, which lies in a region that is well-known for its glass production and glass industry in general. The CNT believes that the former factory site of the once renowned company which produced chandeliers to iconic buildings all around the world is not only a cultural heritage, but also an intellectual one since it carries the legacy of the chandelier-making tradition and significantly contributes to the genius loci of the small north Bohemian town.