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The experts from the Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice will take part in the preservation of historical monuments in Algeria. They will start in the second largest Algerian city of Oran to restore the sculptural decoration of the theatre and they will also take care of part of the National Museum’s collections. Furthermore, the cooperation will include the exchange of professional experience between the two countries in this field. “It was last October when we did a...
It is one of the top examples of Baroque landscape sculpture. And not only in our country. Hidden in the forest of Nový Les near the Kuks Hospital, it attracts thousands of visitors every year. The Nativity Scene by Matthias Bernard Braun is nearly 300 years old. Yet, despite having been able to withstand the elements for centuries, the unique sculpture carved into stone could perish in a few decades without the regular care of experts. And they are the students and experts from our Faculty of...
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Enhancing the working conditions of the academic staff or promoting career growth of junior researchers. Creating a comfortable research environment. These are the objectives of the STROP project, which has started this January. Thanks to the project, the University hopes to win a European award that will increase its prestige not only abroad. Adéla Myšková, University’s HR Manager, will introduce the rationale of the project as well as the results of an employee satisfaction survey. What...
Some are five hundred years old. They are old and damaged. Yet beautiful. Their new life starts at the Faculty of Restoration. We are talking about books. Ivan Kopáčik, Head of the Studio of Restoration and Conservation of Paper, Bookbinding and Documents takes one such book and describes in detail how students save historical gems with fascinating history. He presents the first book. He is using white gloves to hold a restored late-Gothic book from the turn of the 15th century and to put...
Dear colleagues and students, We have gone through a period which changed our working and personal lives. This period turned our daily routine upside down and changed comfort into an unexpected challenge. In my opinion, you are as happy as I am to be able to slowly return to the normal operation. To personal contacts with fellow students, colleagues, and to the background we are accustomed to. This is the right time to say thank you. I would like to thank all of you for your...
Update March 27, 2020 Academic year schedule has been updated. Detailed information can be found here. Update March 17, 2020 In order to limit personal contact as much as possible, the University of Pardubice asks you to communicate with its staff only electronically or over the phone. All university offices are running with at least one person on duty, while others support them from home. Please make sure you wear face masks or other available protection to...
The world’s oldest well unearthed by archaeologists near Ostrov in the Chrudim area, Pardubice Region when doing construction works for the D35 motorway is far from resembling a source of water now. It has been disassembled into five parts which have been immersed – rather unusually – into sugar in plastic basins. The restoration specialists have used something as simple as crystal sugar to preserve a 7000-old oak well. With no additives, crystal sugar works the best. A total of seven...
What alloys of copper were used by ancient Egyptians? Where did the copper used by ancient metallurgist come from? Jiří Kmošek, a young researcher of the Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice, who specializes in analysing historical artifacts, is trying to answer these questions. Now, a prestigious fellowship awarded by the Austrian Academic of Sciences will put him in a better position to do so for the following three years.   Ing. Jiří Kmošek does part of his...