Renovation of baroque Loggia
Description: Loggia of Wallenstein is an extraordinary early baroque monument near the city of Jičín which was built for duke Albrecht of Wallenstein between years 1627 and 1632. It is a part of a larger complex of courtyard and extensive park and was planned to be a dominant of the whole region, but the monument remained unfinished due to Wallenstein´s death and then was abandoned for a long time. Nowadays the monument is in care of local NGO which aims not only to revive Loggia itself, but also to make it a cultural centre of the region. In the frame of a project called “Cultural imaginarium” they organize concerts, performances, lectures or workshops to make loggia very vivid place where local people can meet.
Type of Work: The volunteers will have a unique chance to take part in renovation of significant cultural heritage and work under the supervision of professional restorers. There are two options for the main task - the volunteers will be either building a replica of historical pavement or a load-bearing wall. They are both creative types of work with stones, which are suitable for both boys and girls. You should be just a little bit skilful. Besides that the participants may be also asked to help with some small reparation works, general maintenance of the area or cut wood. You will work approximately 6 hours/day, one or two days will be free. Be prepared for manual work mainly outside!
Study Theme: Working with professionals the volunteers will learn about special restoration techniques as well as about history and architecture of this remarkable place. You are also welcome to participate in the cultural events (like concerts or festivals) and lectures that will take place during the workcamp. The location os also great for outdoor trips, e.g. to Bohemian Paradise, lakes for swimming etc.
Accommodation: The accommodation will be provided in one common room in the area, sleeping on mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bag! There is one bathroom and 1-2 toilets available. The volunteers will help with preparation of meals. There is also a small café in Loggia and wifi.
Language: English is the language of this workcamp. Czech is the language spoken in the Czech Republic, though we do not expect you to know it, you will have a chance to learn some words during the workcamp.
Requirements: You should be in good physical condition.
Approximate Location: Near city of Jičín, 1,5 hour from Prague
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