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This illustrated talk will trace the great cultural and intellectual revival that began in the early years of the 19th century with a key moment being the foundation in 1818 of ‘The Society of the Patriotic Museum in Bohemia’. In the second half of the century the nationalist movement gathered momentum and found its expression in works of art and architecture, literature and music, culminating in the foundation of the new Czecho-Slovak Republic.
Caroline Cannon-Brookes is an art historian, trained at the Courtauld Institute and a former lecturer in the University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education. She has led many tours to the Czech Republic to which she is a regular visitor.
Tickets £15 (includes a glass of wine following the talk)
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All proceeds raised go towards the care and conservation of Czech heritage.
Image: The František Palacký Monument (1912) by Stanislav Sucharda, in Prague’s New Town. Two groups of sculptures wage a battle between the forces of good and evil.
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