Media response

The reconstruction of the Rotunda received great attention. Public broadcasters (The Czech Radio and the Czech Television) informed about this project eleven times not only in their news service but also in other programmes. Also the national press such as National Geographic, Tajemství české minulosti, 100+1 ZZ, Týdeník školství, or archeological journal Staletá Praha paid much more attention to the Rotunda. A more extensive text was published in the Czech national newspaper Lidové noviny and a magazine for youth ABC had the Rotunda as the main topic in one of the volumes in September 2016. The ABC magazine also included a paper model of St. Wenceslas Rotunda. Within two years the information about the Rotunda, especially about the reconstruction and the findings of unique paving, appeared in dominant electronic media including the Internet versions of printed periodicals, including main sites,,,, etc. The media coverage continues even after the end of the project. .

Simultaneously there were also many excursions organized to the Rotunda which gave the university students and researchers (from e.g. Czech Technical University, University of Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Národní památkový ústav) the opportunity to explore the Rotunda. The students from a lifelong learning programme of Math-Phys, CU also had the chance to visit the Rotunda. And the teachers from the Catholic Theological Faculty, Charles University used the project in their lectures.

The preservation project made a platform for the students of restoring and archaeological majors to increase their qualification. The students from the Faculty of Restoration, University of Pardubice took part in the preservation work as a part of their internship. They also attended several lectures and workshops there. One student from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia as a part of an Erasmus + program did her internship in monument restoring there, too. The osteological analysis of the archeological findings has been a topic of a doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. Another student of the University of Chemistry and Technology presented the Project for St. Wenceslas Rotunda at the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry in Kalamata, Greece and her study was published in a reviewed conference proceedings.

The rotunda was chosen among the most meaningful projects of the EEA funds within the whole project period in the years 2009 – 2014 by the donor’s representatives and was presented at the final conference dedicated to Norway Grants and their implementation in October 2016. The project is a part of annual proceedings about the supported projects by the EEA Grants with the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance. Some of the media response available here.