„Není pro mne více návratu do Afriky...“ Korespondence Bedřicha Machulky a Adolfa Schwarzenberga

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Title:„Není pro mne více návratu do Afriky...“ Korespondence Bedřicha Machulky a Adolfa Schwarzenberga
Creators:
Todorovová, Jiřina; jirina_todorovova at nm dot cz; Národní muzeum - Náprstkovo muzeum, Praha
Journal or Publication Title:
Český lid : Etnologický časopis, 96, 1, pp. 71-86
Uncontrolled Keywords:hunting and stuffing of animals, organization of hunting expeditions, correspondence, filming of animals, athnographic artifacts, hunting trophies, curator of the museum

Abstract

Bedřich Machulka was born on June 22, 1875. Since his youth he had been interested in Africa. However, only after meeting Richard Štorch he was able to realize his dreams. Together they parted for Africa. They settled in Tripolis in Libya and dedicated themselves in hunting and stuffing animals. Afterwards they moved to Sudan where they established a base for hunting expeditions. In the year 1927 Štorch died. Machulka moved his interest to eastern Africa. Since 1929 he had established a partnership with Duke Adolf Schwarzenberg (1890–1950). At the beginning their collaboration went on without problems. However, after Machulka failed to organize film recording in Kenya, the Duke did not entrust him anymore with organizing of other expeditions. This period of life of Machulka, until the year 1935, is well illustrated by letters that he exchanged with the Duke through the Schwarzenberg Office. Schwarzenberg valued Machulka highly for his professional and organizational qualities. Therefore, in spite of the mutual disagreements he found him a place of preserver and curator of small museum of ethnographic artifacts and trophies in the castle Ohrada (on the manor of Hluboká). There Machulka had worked throughout the Second World War until the year 1947, when all the properties of the Schwarzenbergs on the territory of Czechoslovakia were nationalized. Machulka finished his life in Prague in humble conditions. He died on March 6, 1954.

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Title:„Není pro mne více návratu do Afriky...“ Korespondence Bedřicha Machulky a Adolfa Schwarzenberga
Translated title:„No return to Africa for me...“ Correspondence of Bedřich Machulka and Adolf Schwarzenberg
Creators:
Todorovová, Jiřina; jirina_todorovova at nm dot cz; Národní muzeum - Náprstkovo muzeum, Praha
Uncontrolled Keywords:hunting and stuffing of animals, organization of hunting expeditions, correspondence, filming of animals, athnographic artifacts, hunting trophies, curator of the museum
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of Ethnology > Český lid (Ethnological journal)
Journal or Publication Title:Český lid : Etnologický časopis
Volume:96
Number:1
Page Range:pp. 71-86
ISSN:0009-0794
Publisher:Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i.
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http://avi.lib.cas.cz/node/24UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:4409
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:29 Jun 2009 13:46
Last Modified:29 Jun 2009 13:46

Citation

Todorovová, Jiřina (2009) „Není pro mne více návratu do Afriky...“ Korespondence Bedřicha Machulky a Adolfa Schwarzenberga. Český lid : Etnologický časopis, 96 (1). pp. 71-86. ISSN 0009-0794

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