NewsContribute to preserving our national landmarks with The Friends of Czech Heritage

The Friends of Czech Heritage is a British charity campaigning to raise funds to repair and conserve the substantial legacy of historic buildings and their contents, artefacts, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic.

With your donations, they can continue repairing and maintaining places with immense historical value that would otherwise be forgotten, abandoned, and potentially left to decay.

Some of their recent projects:

The Park Keepers cottage, Červený Dvůr
  • restoration of the ruinous building over a period of ten years by volunteers and local craftsmen to become a therapy unit for the hospital. This was completed in the summer of 2023.
  • Photos credits: Jiří Dvořáček

 

 

The “Oskar Schindler factory”, Brněnec
  • formally owned by the Low Beer family, who built the Tugendhat Villa in Brno; involvement in restoring the original factory buildings to become a centre of social and ethnic reconciliation.
  • Photos credits: Peter Jamieson

 

 

The restoration of the hermitage at the Church of the Virgin Mary, Teplice nad Metují
  • with the help of volunteer working parties who visit the place each year.
  • Photos credits: Maxine Webster

 

 

The restoration of wall paintings at the Chateau at Kácov
  • work is being partially carried out by the students of conservation from Pardubice University who are gaining invaluable experience that is almost unique in the Czech Republic.
  • Photos credits: Peter Jamieson

 

 

The restoration of the Church of St. Anne, Vižňov
  • this is a very important but neglected Baroque church designed by Kilian Ignatz Dietzenhofer; one of the important groups of pilgrimage churches in the Broumov region.
  • Photos credits: Daniel Beránek

 

 

You can make a one-time donation or subscribe using the details listed here.

Read more about their operation and history on their official website.

Additionally, The Friends of Czech Heritage seeks long-term partnerships for their projects, including the ones listed above. If your company is interested in deeper cooperation, contact Jan Friedman at jan.friedman@centrum.cz.