Volunteers from Britain will help with work at the Villa Stiassni

About a dozen volunteers from the United Kingdom will be assisting with work at villa Stiassni from 9 to 15 July. Selected parts of the garden, which in its time belonged to the largest ones, will be rehabilitated. Next work will be done in the historical interiors. The program will include also learning about modern architecture in Brno.

The group of volunteers is send to Brno out by the non-profit organization "The Friends of Czech Heritage". In 2007, the art historian Barbara Peacock and Ian Kennaway founded it, fascinated by the richness and quality of cultural heritage in the Czech Republic. Since then, this organization has helped restore dozens of buildings and historic parks. Part of British friends is architect Eva Jiřičná.

Volunteers from Brno can join. The administrators of villa Stiassni are still looking for Czech volunteers who, together with the foreigners, would help with the restoration of the last neglected parts of the garden and other works. You can take part in the entire weekly program or part of it. In addition to work at villa Stiassni, the volunteers will also get to other Brno villas or to Veveří Castle. Participating in an event can also be an opportunity to improve your communication skills in English. Refreshments during work are secured. Interested applicants can report via e-mail to vila@npu.cz.