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Fellows Tour Havel’s Private Offices

Czech Republic--Fellows Tour Vaclav Havel’s Private Offices. Prague, February 24, 2015.

The 2014-2015 class of Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows on February 24 visited the private offices used by former Czech President Vaclav Havel in his post-presidential career from 2003 until his death in 2011.

The unique premises were designed by Havel himself, with the help of prominent Czech architect Borek Sipek, and served as a place for work and meetings with distinguished guests and friends. The offices are home to many of Havel’s most cherished possessions collected over his lifetime as an artist, thinker, and politician.

Later that evening, the fellows were taken on a guided tour of Prague Crossroads, a space on the site of the 14th-century St. Anne’s Cathedral that was a spiritual inspiration to Havel. It is now a venue for lectures, concerts, and exhibitions providing an opportunity for people from different cultures and beliefs to meet. It is administered by the Dagmar and Vaclav Havel Foundation, VIZE97.