Castle Czech Krumlov - Study Center

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department


RegionJihočeský region
Title of the ProgrammeCultural Heritage and Contemporary Art - programme area no. 16
Title of the ProjectCastle Czech Krumlov - Study Center
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Project Promoter

National Heritage Institute

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Dalhousie University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

HLB - Norwegian University College of Agriculture and Rural Development

Name of Local Partner(s)

Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Institute for Dance Science, Music and Dance Faculty

Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Philosophy

Municipality of Český Krumlov

Foundation of the Baroque Theater

Charles University in Prague, Environment Center

Objective of the Project

The project "Castle Český Krumlov - Study Centre of Applied Research of Cultural and Historic Heritage and Environmental and Social Disciplines" comprehensively addresses the protection, renovation, preservation, utilization and making accessible the extremely valuable building that houses the former "Sloupová síň" (Column Hall), which has not been used for many years and is located within the grounds of the castle and chateau Český Krumlov, a national cultural monument and a UNESCO site. The project includes constructional and conservational renovation, revitalization of interiors and exteriors of the former Column Hall and functional utilization of the renovated interiors for the new function of the international Study Center. The outstanding environment of the UNESCO site and attractive utilization of the Study Center will constitute an opposite pole to the mass tourism. The project implementation will meet the demand for this type of innovative utilization of UNESCO sites. The issues of administration, renovation and development of a UNESCO site, environmental development and culture in Bohemia or Central Europe are attractive for a large number of prestigious domestic and foreign schools and universities that have been striving for several years for an opportunity of studies connected with a stay in the place.

Approved grant

approximately 968 176 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st December 2014, End date: 29th April 2016