NewsCzech National Trust celebrates 5th anniversary with the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)

Czech National Trust and the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) invite you to an international conference and a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Czech National Trust. Prominent international heritage experts will discuss with their Czech counterparts the role of heritage in 21st century, finding new ways of financing heritage, how to make it self supporting, relevant to people and communities, sustainable and values led.

Date: Tuesday, 18th June 2019
Where: Strahov Monastery at Prague Castle, Czech Republic


  • 12.30pm Registration
  • 1pm Conference
  • 6pm Vin d’Honneur in the Library, music by ensemble Chairé
  • 7pm Reception in the Summer Refectory


  • Irena Žantovská-Murray, MArch, PhD, HonFRIBA
  • Robert Votický, Prof.Ing.Arch, dip.Arch, RIBA, ČKA


  • Tim Parker – Chairman of the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland – Guest of honour
  • Irena Edwards, Dr – Chairman, Czech National Trust; Trustee and Director INTO
  • Catherine Leonard – Secretary General, International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)
  • Ben Cowell – General Manager, Historic Houses, (UK Association of private owners)
  • James Birch – President, Historic Houses, owner of Doddington Hall
  • Nichola Tasker – Head of National Projects, English Heritage Trust
  • Patrice Simonnet – Deputy Director, International Fundraising, Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI)
  • Frantisek Kinsky – Earl, Owner of chateau in Kostelec nad Orlici and the town mayor
  • Jiri Patocka,CSc – Head of Arts management, School of Economics, chateau owner
  • Richard Balous, Ing/Tomas Novotny, Ing – Initiator and his architect, La Fabrika, Praha
  • Vaclav Hlavacek, Ing – Executive Director and chief architect of Studio acht
  • Patrik Hoffman, Ing Arch – Founder and owner of Studio Hoffman
  • Martin Krcma Ing, Eva Heyd – CNT Board members, responsible for projects
Simultaneous translation during the conference.


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