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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Whole world walks on Fuhrmann carpets

The Celnice Gallery will, since September 7, 2018, host a new exhibition called "The Textile Company Moriz Fuhrmann 1918–1948". Come to get acquainted with the fate of the family of Moriz Fuhrmann, the builder of  villa at Drobného 22, which today bears the name of Löw-Beer family.

The exhibition will be dedicated to the textile company Moriz Fuhrmann in the context of years 1918, 1938 and 1948. It will present the history of this carpets and plush producing company and will outline the challenges that German Jewish entrepreneurs had to face after the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic.

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To gardens! Discover stories of gardens and parks

Stories of gardens and parks of the South Moravia Region, the Highlands Region and Lower Austria maps the GrünRaum project, which runs from September 2016 under the program INTERREG V-A Austria-Czech Republic. The main goal of the project is to increase the interest of visitors to the cultural and natural wealth of green spaces.

This year, the DoZahrad website was launched and the The Green Riches of South Moravia, the Highlands Region and Lower Austria map has been published, where you can also find the garden of the Löw-Beer Villa in Brno. You can visit our garden for free all year – in summer from 10 am to 8 pm, in winter from 10 am to 6 pm.

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Research

Scientific-research activities will be focused on the study of sources and literature on the history and activities of the branched Löw-Beer family in Central Europe (Svitávka, Brno, Vienna, Budapest). Attention will also be devoted to the other textile entrepreneurs operating in South Moravia in the 19th and the early 20th centuries (prosopographical research, industrial architecture). Research will further concentrate on the history of modern architecture, in particular the types of family homes at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.

In 2014 an application was submitted for a grant from the programme of the Czech Ministry of Culture, Support for UNESCO Monuments for the year 2015, related to the project The Löw-Beers, the Patrons of Villa Tugendhat.