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  • Tuesday 19 June 2018: “To be or not to be an aristocrat with a chateau to keep …”

    Posted on June 13, 2018

    We are delighted to share details of the Czech National Trust’s annual London event:

    When:   19th June 2018 at 6.30pm

    Where:  St John’s Notting Hill, London W11 2NN

    Event:    Historic UNESCO town of Telc – an exhibition and debate “To be or not to be an aristocrat with a chateau to keep …”

    Docent Josef  Stulc, former General Director of the Czech State Heritage Institute and President of Czech ICOMOS will introduce the exhibition. Count Dr Leopold Podstatzky-Lichtenstein, a prominent member of one such family will talk about the perils and joys of post communist restitution.

    Guests of honour and co-chairs of the event Ben Cowell, Director General of Historic Houses of Britain will lead a debate on the role of the state in the upkeep of private heritage properties and our Secretary-General, Catherine Leonard will provide an international dimension from INTO’s perspective. Dr Irena Edwards, Chairman of the Czech National Trust will give a short annual update.

    The Czech National Trust is also opening a fabulous exhibition showing the history of the UNESCO town of Telc as seen through the lives of the most influential aristocratic families of the region.


    • Welcome and latest news from CNT
    • Introduction of the exhibition followed by a discussion
    • Opening of the exhibition
    • Drinks and nibbles

    We do hope you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening.  Please book your place by contacting the Czech National Trust Abroad or via their Eventbrite page!

    The beautiful UNESCO town of Telc in Southern Moravia
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