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The Importance of Restoration as a Means of Better Interpretation and Presentation of Historic Houses Open to the Public

Research Conference: 9 October - 10 October 2013

Third International Conference focused on the future of European Castles and Historic Houses, Gardens and Parks

Speakers include:
William Lobkowicz, Owner, CEO and administrator of the Roudnice Lobkowicz companies, castles and art collections
Jonathan Marsden, Director of the Royal Collection and Surveyor of the Queen’s Works of Art
Bertrand Rondot, Conservator of the Palace of Versailles
Kateřina Rozinková, Curator of Bečov Castle
Xavier Salmon, Director of the Palace of Fontainebleau
Dirk Syndram, Director of the Grünes Gewölbe and the Rüstkammer, Director of the Dresden Residence, Vice General Director of the State Art Collections of Saxony
Annabel Westman, Executive Director of The Attingham Trust

The first day of this two-day conference will be held at St Anne‘s Church called ‘Prague Crossroads’ one the projects of the Vaclav and Dagmar Havel Foundation‘s VISION 97. This church dates from the end of the 13th century and
was restored by the world-renowned Czech architect, Eva Jiřičná.

On the second day, delegates will be divided into groups for focused workshop discussions on the conference theme. These will take place in Karlštejn Castle, a 14th century treasury for the Czech coronation jewels with an extraordinary medieval chapel of Holy Cross, the Archbishop‘s Palace in Prague with its unique collection of tapestries and Konopiště Castle, seat of Habsburg´s heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand d´Este with extraordinary collection of hunting weapons and trophies.