Roman Catholic Parish
Kutná Hora - Sedlec
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284 03 Kutná Hora - Sedlec

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Videos from reparation works of Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary

(YouTube links)

Youtube ikona 2014 * Youtube ikona 2015 * Youtube ikona 2016

THE CHANDELIER GOT BACK INTO ITS GROOVE

The Chandelier was placed into the Ossuary again in the end of October 2016. The restorer Tomas Kral took the Chandelier thoroughly apart at the beginning of 2016. During the restoration of remains he decided to apply the old cleaning technique by dippind the bones in the chlorine-lime water. Chandelier, which consists of all main human bones, was then hung back in its place. The conscientiously made imitation of iron and wooden construction, which was until the dismantling under the influence of corrosion and decay, preceded the reversion of chandelier to the Ossuary. Today you can see the huge decoration in its original place without the danger of fall. 


THE BONE CHANDELIER REPARATION

(press release, 29. 3. 2016, Kutná Hora - Sedlec)

Roman Catholic Parish Kutná Hora – Sedlec decided to proceed to the complete repairation of the Bone Chandelier inside the Ossuary chapel because of the statical and wrecking conditions. The Bone Chandelier is made from all kinds of human bones as a part of the Ossuary decoration.

„Nowadays we really must to proceed to the crucial reparation of this dominating part of the decoration in the Cemetery church of All Saints with the Ossuary. It is because of its longstanding bad condition and because of safety of visitors. Also we keep in mind the Chandelier as heritage for the future generations“, proclaimed Petr Jakeš, director of Corporate department of Parish Kutná Hora – Sedlec.

The Chandelier will be dismantled in the next few days and moved for expert reparation. When the reparation is finished, it will be returned back to the Ossuary as soon as possible. The range of reparation depends on damage of individual parts of the Chandelier.

It is very unique view for the Ossuary visitors to see the Chapel without the Chandelier. This was for the last time possible almost 150 years ago.

Roman Catholic Parish Kutná Hora – Sedlec will inform the public about the Chandalier reparation and its return to the Ossuary.

The first phase of the reparation works of Sedlec Ossuary continues

(press release, 14. 11. 2015, Kutná Hora - Sedlec)

The first phase of the project of reparation works in Cemetery church of All Saints with the Ossuary began with the first phase - the repair of the terraces, roof frames and the roof of the chapel - continues also during 2015. You can watch the second part of document movie here:

 

movie (youtube link)

The first phase of the reparation works of Sedlec Ossuary has begun

(press release, 25. 11. 2014, Kutná Hora - Sedlec)

In June 2014 the project of reparation works in Cemetery church of All Saints with the Ossuary  began with the first phase - the repair of the terraces, roof frames and the roof of the chapel.

Roman Catholic Parish Kutná Hora - Sedlec realizes the reparation works in cooperation with the proffesionals. Works are realized with no restriction of services for tourists. The church will be open for visitors for the next 5 years - up to 2019 - as was mentioned in press release in September 2013. Entrance fees to the monument are the main amount of investment of the reparation works.

All reparation works are filmed and recorded for archiving by Morris Media company (Martin Římánek). There is a short 18 minutes footage movie about the construction condition of the church and about the reparation works from the first phase. It is in Czech language with English subtitles available.

 

movie (youtube link)

Ambitious reparation works of Sedlec Ossuary start in 2014

(press release, 16. 4. 2014, Kutná Hora - Sedlec)

A unique monument of Sedlec Ossuary is getting to be ready for reparation works. First phase of the reparation comes after many researches and a long-term admeasurement of a decline of the Cemetery church of All Saints with the Ossuary building. This phase starts on the 1st of July 2014 and finishes in October 2015.

The director of Corporate department of Parish Kutná Hora – Sedlec Petr Jakeš says: „After consulting with the experts we have decided to start reparation works in an exterior of the monument. The repair of the terrace roofs, roof frames and the roof of upper chapel will be realized. We firmly inform all visitors of the Ossuary that the monument will not be closed during reparation works in the next five years.

Next phases of reparation works are still not resolved, we do not know yet if the works will be moved into the interior of the monument then, or if the reparation works will continue in the exterior by making the underdrainage of the building“.

Roman Catholic Parish Kutná Hora – Sedlec will inform about the reparation works on website www.sedlec.info.

 

Sedlec Ossuary will not be closed

(press release, 17. 9. 2013, Kutná Hora - Sedlec)

As a lot of visitors ask the question about closing the Ossuary in Sedlec, we officialy proclaim, that Roman-Catholic Parish Kutná Hora - Sedlec, which administrates the Cemetery Church of All Saints with the Ossuary, is not going to terminate an access to the monument in next five years.

Corporate Department of Roman Catholic Parish Kutná Hora - Sedlec

Ossuary

open daily
except 24th XII

XI- II   9am-4pm
IV- IX  8am-6pm
  Sundays 9am-6pm
X, III 9am-5pm
Entrance fees:

full 90,- CZK
reduced 60,- CZK

 

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