Monday, September 12, 2011

Dušan Jurkovič House

Dušan Jurkovič (1868 - 1947) was a Slovak who was one of the best 19th century architects in Central Europe. In 1906 he built his own house in Brno. His style combined folk construction with a typical English country home.
The house was sold in 1919 and in 2006 it was purchased by the Czech government and acquired by the Moravian Gallery.

With a grant from Norway, the house was remodeled in 2009 - 2010 and opened to the public in 2011. I'm not quite sure why Norway kicked in the money but OK.

On Sunday, I headed over with the Kiwi contingent for a tour. The tour guide was excellent.

There was plenty of material available in Czech, English and German. The guide was very patient and explained things in English even though we had not booked an English language tour. It was nice to not feel rushed.

1 comment:

  1. Nice place, indeed. I live just near by and there's plenty of tourists coming over the weekend to visit the house , aha