On Saturday, September 8, a small celebration took place in the grounds of the garden of the Little Carpathian Cultural Centre in Modra. The foundation stone of the reconstruction – the ceramic relief of the manor house – was ceremonially laid. The author of the relief is ceramist Ivan Raždík from Pezinok.
The reconstruction of the manor house and the manor house garden is financed by a non-repayable financial contribution from the Interreg V-A Slovak Republic – Austria cooperation program. The reconstruction will cost over € 1.8 million and will take two years. The manor house of Modra will thus become a cultural and creative centre of the whole region.
In addition to the representatives of the Bratislava region and the Little Carpathian Cultural Centre in Modra, the ceremonial start of the reconstruction was also attended by important project partners of the Museumsmanagement NÖ, Kulturvernetzung NÖ, the municipality of Jedenspeigen and the Little Carpathian Museum in Pezinok.
The reconstructed manor house will serve as a cultural and creative centre, not only for the city of Modra, but also for the whole Little Carpathian region and Bratislava region. The reconstructed premises will create a digitization centre, space for small stage forms, open studios, training and course rooms, facilities for Modranská beseda, exhibition room, information point, wine shop – salon / wine archive. The created background will be a place for self-realization of artists, pupils, students, guild members, winemakers, as well as various cultural and educational events such as conferences, seminars, workshops, competitions, as well as visitors from border regions. The reconstruction of the manor house and the adjacent garden is planned to be completed in October 2020.