Longterm exhibition of Alena Matějková, born in Jindřichův Hradec, 1966.
Alena Matějková is an Internationally known Czech artist, the winner of Competition of Arts Schools the Aperto Vetro in Venice, Italy 1996, Danish competition in Ebeltoft the Young Glass 1997, and the Award of the Czech Foundation of the Artists in 2000. In Sunderland she has created the biggest kiln piece ever cast in U.K. with support of the university staff and unique facilities.
The project Magic Carpets was realised in co-operation with the University of Sunderland, National Glass Centre and Visiting Arts in London.
Kamenice nad Lipou chateau
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Kamenice nad Lipou, 394 70
The town of Kamenice nad Lipou lies in the northwestern region of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, some 20 kilometers north of Jindřichův Hradec, in Pelhřimov District.
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May – September: daily except Mondays 10 am–5 pm
April and October: Tuesday through Friday 10 am–3 pm,
Saturday, Sunday 10 am–5 pm
November – March: Tuesday through Friday 10 am–3 pm
- Matchbox Models
- Flatlets for Dolls
- A collection of 19th and 20th century furniture — it is temporarily closed
- Grilles, Locks, Keys
- Alena Matějková: A Journey
- Museum of the Senses
In 1580–1583, the original 13th-century castle was converted into a Renaissance mansion graced by a courtyard with arcades and a garden. The Baroque entrance tower was built in 1744. The chateau acquired its present Late Neo-classical appearance in the early 19th century. It is surrounded by an English landscape garden featuring a linden tree estimated to be 700–800 years old. The Geymüller family was the Kamenice chateau’s last pre-World War II owner. In 1998, this historical landmark came under the management of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague (UPM). Following extensive restoration work carried out between 1999 and 2004, a collection of furniture was installed in its interiors, which is open to the broad public. UPM also holds long-term exhibitions (toys, wrought ironwork, etc.) in other spaces of the chateau, intended both for children and adults. During the summer months, a café with a terrace offers refreshments and a pleasant ambiance. There is a visitors’ information centre in the chateau and exhibition installations administered by the town’s Municipal Museum in its south wing. more about branch Kamenice nad Lipou)