International Students Visit St. Wenceslas Rotunda

5-4-DSCN5108A group of international students enrolled in the “Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions” study programme ( visited St. Wenceslas rotunda on Friday, March 11. The study programme is run by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU, Prague, in cooperation with three foreign universities and ITAM CAS under the Erasmus Mundus (Erasmus+) programme. The visit was facilitated by the longstanding cooperation between GEMA ART GROUP Inc., the guarantor of the construction and restoration work on the Rotunda, and Czech Technical University, Prague.

Accompanied by their lecturers, Prof Petr Kabel, doc. Eva Burgetová, and David Biggs P.E., S.E. (USA), the students had the opportunity to learn about the rotunda’s construction history and the nature of the present conservation measures. Ing. Petr Justa and restorer Malvína Pešková provided expert commentary and answered a number of queries.1-6-DSCN5103

Floor Tiles for St. Wenceslas Rotunda – Designer11th

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, CU, has launched a competition named “Designer11th for St. Wenceslas Rotunda.” The aim of the competition is to design a complete tiling layout with respect to the distribution of the 21 surviving original tiles. The winning layout will be physically implemented in St. Wenceslas Rotunda in the Lesser Town quarter in Prague by a team of archaeologists and restorers in the course of April 2016.