Prague Art Nouveau Tour
"In my opinion, the Art Nouveau walk is a must for every Prague visitor."
Architectural Gems Around Every Corner
"A deceptively light hearted approach from [our guide] that left us having learned a great deal and eager to learn more."
For more than 10 years, Riccardo has been studying and working in the field of engineering, conservation, and urban heritage. He graduated from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland before gaining his MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development at the Development Planning Unit of University College London with the thesis ‘Urban Discourses: the Language of Public Space’. He then obtained his advanced Masters degree in ‘Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions’. Since 2011 he has lived in Prague. His current research focuses on knowledge-based assessment of historic buildings, and particularly on the diagnosis of masonry failure mechanisms and related intervention strategies. As a heritage enthusiast and scholar he enjoys discovering Prague´s fascinating urban fabric, making connections with the complex evolution of the socio-economic processes that take place as the city’s built environment transforms.
Marek Červený studied at the Institute of Art History at the Charles University in Prague, earning a Masters degree in 2011. His thesis focused on the influence of the political system of the interwar Czechoslovak Republic on the iconography of official art commissions. His field of interest covers modern art, public monuments, funeral sculpture, sculptural decoration of architecture and the relations between politics and art. He believes that one need not visit museums to enjoy art, rather it is enough to look around while walking on the streets. This approach helps him understand Prague and the connection between its history, society, its institutions and the people who built it. Marek also enjoys working with archival records, using these to fill empty gaps in the story of Czech art.
Pavla studied at Institute of Art History of Charles University in Prague, where she received her MA degree in 2003. In her thesis she focused on Bohemian and Moravian renaissance jewelery in connection with renaissance clothing and fashion. Since 1997, when she gained her official guide licence from Prague Information Service and Prague Jewish Museum guide licence, she has been working as a tour guide in Prague. After completing her studies she also worked in an Education Agency, organizing courses and lectures from Art History and Architecture. Pavla also worked for four years as a teacher´s assistant at International School of Prague. Being an art historian she is interested in preservation of our cultural heritage and believes that a better knowledge of our cultural history is a prerequisite for a better way of preservation of the numerous historical sites in the Czech Republic, which she, in her free time, likes to explore with her family.
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