Mgr. Karel Ksandr

GENERAL DIRECTOR OF NTM

Name and surname:


Karel Ksandr

Date of birth:

Title:


Birthplace:

Nationality:

March 22nd, 1964

Mgr.

Prague

Czech
Contact address Národní technické muzeum, Kostelní 42, 170 78 Praha 7
Telephone: : 220 399 241

E-mail:

reditel@ntm.cz
Education:

Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague – history of art, state final exam 2014, graduate thesis (Mgr.):
Villa Tugendhat versus Villa Müller – comparison of monument renewal

Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague – history of art, state final exam 1999,
graduate thesis (Bc.):
Architect Josef Hlávka – Czech architect, Viennese entrepreneur, European benefactor

Engineering Faculty of the Czech Technical University in Prague, studies in the years 1983 – 1989

Secondary education: Engineering School – graduated in 1983

Earlier education: Elementary school 1979

Expert Publications:


Current job:


Former occupation:

author of 77 scientefic publications and articles - selected publications


National Technical Museum – General director since December 1, 2010


National Museum – from March 1, 2006 to November 30, 2010 – deputy of NM CEO for central collection and exhibition office

National Technical Museum in Prague – from September 1, 2003 to February 28, 2006 – deputy of the NTM CEO

National Heritage Institute – the central office (until December 31, 2002 National Institute of Monument Care) – researcher – 1996 to August 31, 2003

Prague Institute of Monument Care – specialist – from 1992 to 1996

Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague – assistant – 1989 to 1993

National Technical Museum in Prague – specialist – 1986 and then 1989

National Institute for Reconstruction of Conservation Cities and Buildings – designer – 1984

Scientific interests: history of architecture and heritage protection

Membership in scientific and social institutions:

Currently:

THICOM – International Panel of Experts for Villa Tugendhat

ICOMOS – International Council for Cultural Monuments and Residential Units

DOCOMOMO – International Council for the Protection of Modern Architecture

Scientific Council of the National Heritage Institute – central office

Scientific Council of the Territorial Department of Professional National Heritage Institute in Liberec

Scientific Council of the Territorial Department of Professional National Heritage Institute in Ostrava

Advisory Board for Renovation of the National Museum

Advisory Board for the Collection Activities of the National Agricultural Museum

Association for Construction and Historical Survey

Club for Old Prague

             Association of Castle Sychrov Friends

Previously:

Member of the Advisory Board of the Mayor of Prague for architecture, urban design and conservation care - in 2002

Member of the Advisory Board of the Town Council of Brno for the reconstruction of VillaTugendhat - from 2001 to 2003

Member of the Regional Design Commission of the Expert Territorial Office of the
National Heritage Institute in Prague - from 2001 to 2003

Member of the Honorary Committee for the 100th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of „Josef, Marie and Zdenka Hlávka Talent Foundation“ - from 2002 to 2004

Research projects (including foreign):

at the National Heritage Institute - a co-director of the conservation research projects listed below:

2002 - Mill Colonnade in Karlovy Vary, together with Pavel Zahradník

2001 - exhibition at the Modern Gallery in Prague, together with Pavel Zahradník

2001 - Villa Fritz and Greta Tugendhat in Brno, together with the team of co-authors (K. Ksandr – leader of the team)

1998 - castle tower in Moravská Třebová (supplementary survey)

1997 - chateau Greenhouse in Lednice in Moravia, along with Pavel Zahradník

1997- Villa Ing.Dr. Franz Müller in Prague, together with the team of co-authors (K. Ksandr – leader of the team)

International cooperation:

with Leslie Van Duzer (University of Arizona, USA) – recovery consultation on Villa Müller and Villa Tugendhat

consultation on the recovery of Villa Müller with Professor Burkhardt Rukschci (Austria)

cooperation with the Deutsches Zentrum für Handverk und Denkmalpflege (Germany) - cooperation in conservation restoration of the castle tower in Moravská Třebová

Teaching: Lectures on the history of architecture and conservation for the University of the Third Age, Faculty of Architecture, the Czech Technical University of Prague and scientific conferences.
Over the past six years: more than 60 lectures, including contributions to professional conferences.
Museum work (exhibitions):

author and co-author of five exhibition scenarios:

2010 – "Josef Hlávka – Czech Architect and European benefactor ", Chernivtsi, Ukraine
2009 – "Josef Hlávka – Viennese builder, Czech Architect and European benefactor", Vienna
2008 – "Portae Vitae Josefa Hlávky", Prague – Lobkowicz Palace
2005 – "Saved works of the National Theatre ", Prague - Kolowrat palace
2004 – "100th anniversary of the Josef, Marie a Zdenka Hlávka Talent Foundation", Prague – Karolinum
1997 – "Architect Josef Zítek and Děčín", Děčín
1995 – "Architect Josef Zítek and Rudolfinum in Prague", along with Marie Benešová, Prague – Rudolfinum
1994 – "Josef Hlávka 1831 – 1908", Prague – Lobkowicz palace
1993 – "Architect Josef Zítek and his beginning at Count Czernin's", together with Marie Benešová, Jindřichův Hradec
1992 – "Architect Josef Zítek – author of the Mill Colonnade in Karlovy Vary", together with Marie Benešová, Karlovy Vary

Expert films:

the author of two screenplays for television  documentaries:
1992 – "Architect Josef Zítek" – 30 minutes
1998 – "Rudolfinum" – Ten Centuries of Architecture – 15 minutes

expert advisor of two documentary films:
2000 – "Villa Müller" – Ten Centuries of Architecture – 15 minutes
2000 – "My Beautiful House" – a document about the renewal of the Villa Müller

Holder of theser professional awards:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


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2009 – memorial medal of the Minister of Defence for participating in the celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Republic formation

2009 - Josef Hlávka memorial medal for a significant contribution to honor the personality and work of Josef Hlávka

2000- Europa Nostra Medal - along with the team of architects of Václav Girsa for an exemplary restoration of buildings, gardens and interiors based on a detailed building - historical research, of which I was the main investigator

2000 – Mayor of Prague award for extremely high quality rehabilitation of architectural works of the Villa Müller - along with the team of Václav Girsa and the investor - Prague City Museum

1989 – Karel Honzík – the first instance award for the university student scientific work on the topic: "Romanesque centrally planned church in Vlíněves"

1989 – Honorary diploma for the first place in the national round of university students' scientific and professional activities for the student scientific work on the topic: "Romanesque centrally planned church in Vlíněves"

1988 – Exceptional recognition of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences for the university student scientific work of architect Josef Zítek

1988 – Karel Honzík first instance award for the university student scientific work of the architect Josef Zítek

1988 – Honorary diploma for the first place in the national round of university students' scientific and professional activities for the student scientific work on the topic: "The Architect Josef Zítek"

1986 – Karel Honzík second instance award for the university student scientific work on the topic:  "The Parish Church in Vlíněves Designed by Architect Josef Zítek"

 

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