Exhibition shows the famous textile history of Brno

From 12 April to 28 July 2019, the Celnice Gallery hosts the exhibition Brno's textile heritage, which maps textile factory sites in the South Moravian metropolis from the perspective of contemporary heritage conservation. The exhibition was prepared by the Methodical Center of Industrial Heritage in Ostrava, which belongs to the National Heritage Institute.

In the 19th century, Brno developed into the most important wave center of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and the traces of this famous industrial past of the so-called Moravian Manchester are still visible. Many areas have been urbanized by the development of textile production, and today the question is how to deal with this heritage.

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The best of Brno on a single tourist card

Since this year, the Löw-Beer Villa in Brno is involved in the BRNOPAS tourist card project, which provides its owners a number of discounts or free admissions to interesting places in Brno and its surroundings. The card can be purchased from one to three days, for adults or children under 15 years of age, and may include a public transport ticket.

With the BRNOPAS card, you get a 25% discount in the Löw-Beer villa to enter the permanent  exhibition The World of the Brno Bourgeoisie Around the Löw-Beers and the Tugendhats, children have free admission. The card also offers benefits in other famous Brno villas: Tugendhat, Stiassni and Jurkovič.

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New edition of USE-IT Brno map

The new edition of USE-IT Brno maps is here and it also includes the Löw-Beer Villa as a point of interest number 44 named Villa 1.0. The map mentions a short history of the Villa, points out free entry to the garden and commends our café.

USE-IT maps are non-commercial, made by young locals. They are always free and up-to-date. Nowadays, these maps provide information for young travellers in almost 40 European cities – and one of them is Brno.

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New book about textile industrialists in Brno

A new book called Exploring the History of the Textile Industrialists in Brno: Löw-Beer / Stiassni / Tugendhat was last week published by the Museum of the Brno Region. The book will be also published in English and German before the end of this year.

A team composed of experts working in three villas of mentioned industrialists was led by the eminent historian of the Löw-Beer Villa Jaromír Hanák. The book's graphic design was created by Veronika Bracková and her colleagues.

The present image of Brno was fundamentally influenced by the onset and development of textile industry in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Among the German Jewish entrepreneurs excelled the members of the Löw-Beer, Stiassni and Tugendhat families.

The authors' team explored history and actions of these families, which are nowadays known for three famous, recently restored and publicly accessible family houses – Löw-Beer Villa, Villa Stiassni and Villa Tugendhat. However, the beautiful family houses are not the only reminders of the textile magnates – so are many residential buildings, factory buildings, colonies of houses for workers or some public buildings.

More than 80 items present life stories of some Löw-Beer, Stiassni and Tugendhat family members, as well as the architects with whom they cooperated and, of course, the buildings that are named after them. Texts are accompanied by pictures and maps.

 

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