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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tugendhat Villa in Brno

Card No. 146
In 1993 the Villa Tugendhat Fund and Friends of Tugendhat were formed to preserve the house. In 1995 Brno received a $15,000 grant to pay for preliminary research from the Samuel H. Kress European Preservation Program, part of the World Monuments Fund. Then the International Music and Art Foundation, based in Lichtenstein, got involved, pledging $100,000, because a trustee, Nicholas Thaw, was also a trustee of the World Monuments Fund. The Robert Wilson Foundation matched the $100,000. Villa Tugendhat was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. Read more

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