PIME Gala Dinner
The PIME Gala Dinner will take place on Monday 11
of February 2008, 20.00h, at the Slovansky Dum.
Dum (the Slavic House) was created from two medieval
buildings most likely founded during the first expansion
of the city. The first mention of the structure dates
back to 1381 when it was owned by a cheese producer
and vendor Nicolas Enderlin. In the course of the following
centuries, the facility had dozens of owners from the
ranks of New Town tradesmen and craftsmen, knights,
noblemen, barons, and counts.
The structure underwent an extensive
reconstruction only at the end of the seventeenth
century when it
was acquired by Jan Bartolomej baron Vernier de Rougemont,
Imperial Master Engraver, and Governor of Lipnice and
Svetlá nad Sázavou, who transformed the
complex into a Baroque palace with a geometrically
arranged French garden that extends as far as Jindrišská Street
and connected the complex to municipal water mains.
Slovansky Dum is located in the center
of Prague at walking distance to the conference hotel.
Conference Dinner is organised thanks to the contribution
Guided Tour of the Municipal House
Before the conference dinner
we would like to invite participants to a tour of the
Municipal House – the Art-Noveau Jewel of Prague.
Its heterogeneous halls are decorated with a unique
collection of art. A part of the tour is also Smetana
Hall – a famous concert hall with a seating capacity
of 1200 seats and original organ from the high art-nouveau
period. The Mayor’s Hall, decorated by Alfons
Mucha is an unforgettable part of the tour. Mucha’s
work here is uniquely preserved as a whole.
delegates are invited to meet at 19.00 in front of
the Municipal House. After the tour the group will
walk to Slovansky Dum which is conveniently located
opposite the street.
Accompanying people are welcome to attend the Gala
Dinner at an additional fee.
The Gala Dinner is included in the registration fee.