Middle Ages Revived by the castle, or Mediaeval crafts at first hand

The Friends of Zlenice Castle club invites you to their Middle Ages Revived by the castle, or Mediaeval crafts at first hand event, which will take place on 26 -27 July 2014 at Zlenice Castle. Come and look around and try for yourself these ancient crafts: spinning, weaving, leather imprinting, metal forging etc. Further information at www.zlenice.cz.

Glass Fair

The Glass Art Centre, Glassworks František in Sázava, invites you to the Glass Fair, which is taking place on 5 July 2014 in the new Glass Art Centre in Sázava. opening hours and admission to the Glass Art Centre

Glass Art Centre opens in Sázava, Benešov Region

The new Glass Art Centre, which was opened today in the renovated Glassworks František in Sázava, Benešov Region, offers a unique collection of modern glass and an imaginary trip into the secrets of its production. The project was implemented by the Josef Viewegh Foundation Glassworks František at a cost of 130 million crowns, most of which was covered by an Integrated Operational Programme grant. Martina Kulhavá, director of Cesty skla o. p. s. (Ways of Glass) which operates Sázava’s glass…

Travelling in the Czech Republic for all – the Accessibility of tourist destinations for the disabled, families and senior citizens conference

In order to extend the travel opportunities for the disabled, families with young children and senior citizens, a specialist conference took place on 30 May in Kutná Hora, organised by Retour Public Beneficiary Corporation together with the Central Bohemia Region. The conference was held under the auspices of Governor of the Central Bohemia Region, MVDr. Řihák, as well as ministers Mgr. et Mgr. Věra Jourová for the Ministry of Regional Development and Mgr. Michaela Marksová for the Ministry of Labour…

Museum welcomes geological seminar participants

The Czech and Slovakian Museums’ Geologists’ Seminar is now a traditional international event, where every year museum employees and supporters meet up to exchange experience and take part in field studies in various parts of our countries. This year’s seminars, which take place on 26 – 30 May 2014, are being jointly held by Říčany Museum and the Czech Museum of Silver in Kutná Hora, in collaboration with the Association of Museums and Galleries. An integral part of the event…

Benešov once again becomes a garrison town, commemorating Franz Ferdinand of Austria

At the weekend, Benešov once again became a garrison town. Life in the town returned 100 years into the past, so that citizens and visitors could commemorate a tragic event in European history. This event was the assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the last private owner of nearby Konopiště Castle, who died together with his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo. This tragedy, which was one…