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19 Jun 2018 18:30

Historic UNESCO town of Telc - an exhibition and debate "To be or not to be an aristocrat with a chateau to keep ..."

Czech National Trust Abroad is bringing to you 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.

Docent Josef  Stulc, former General Director of the State Heritage Institute and President of ICOMOS in CzR 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. 

The 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 Catherine Leonard, Secretary General of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO), will provide an international dimension to the debate. Dr Irena Edwards, Chairman of the Czech National Trust will give a short annual update on CNT.


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

Tickets: £15, students £5
(includes a glass of wine or soft drink with finger food)

All proceeds will go towards the Czech National Trust projects.
Payment options:

Organised by Czech National Trust Abroad and supported by Czech Tourism, Embassy of the Czech Republic in London, Techo, Czech Centre and St John's Notting Hill.






Saint John's Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent W11 2NN, London


19 Jun 2018 18:30


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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