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The Friends of Czech Heritage

www.czechfriends.net

Upcoming Events

March 2019
£15

Britain and Bohemia in the Fifteenth Century

March 5 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

A Talk by Dr Mark Whelan on Britain and Bohemia in the Fifteenth Century: The English Struggle Against the Hussite Movement. The  Kingdom of Bohemia obsessed contemporaries across Europe in the fifteenth century. Beginning in 1415, when an international council burnt the Czech theologian Jan Hus, his followers within Bohemia seized control of the kingdom and freed it from allegiance to king and pope, threatening the ruling elites of Christendom and destabilising political and religious structures across the continent. These…

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May 2019
£15

The Royal Collection in Three Dimensions: Adventures of a Sculpture Cataloguer

May 14 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

The talk will present some of the lessons learned from working on a catalogue raisonné of European sculpture in the Royal Collection, which will be published by Royal Collection Trust in 2020. The catalogue will embrace some 1500 works, ranging in date from around 1500 to the present day, in marble, bronze, terracotta, plaster and other materials. The collection contains great masterpieces by Cellini, Adriaen de Vries, Canova and others, but although it is extremely well documented it has never been…

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