About the Rosenfeld Palace

MAIN INFORMATION

Rosenfeld Palace is a new point on the cultural map of Žilina. Its main task is cultural and educational activities that are closely related to the city’s current events and also history. Since 2003, the palace passed to the city of Žilina. In 2009, Ministry of Culture declared Rosenfeld Palace a national cultural monument.

The basic program structure is composed of discussions (the format of Genius Loci discussions), lectures on topics related to the city and its surroundings (history and contemporary themes), concerts of serious and contemporary music, exhibition activities focused on design, typography and contemporary art. Main activities include also commented tours, creative workshops for children and adults and others.

 

HISTORY OF PALACE

Rosenfeld Palace was built according to the design of the architect Nicoletto Rauter in 1907. We don’t know much about Nicoletto Rauter, based on the Italian form of the first name Nicholas, we assume Italian origins. On the territory of the city of Žilina there are several of his works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His most important work in Žilina is an urban palace for the Jewish financier Ignác Rosenfeld. This work representing a synthesis of decorativeness of the approved but fading historicism and the young incoming style – Art Nouveau. Rosenfeld palace is among the most important monuments built just after 1900 in the region of northwestern Slovakia. Formerly, this building was considered to be the most beautiful building in the town and also is one of the most beautiful Art – Nouveau monuments in Slovakia. Following the formation of the first Czechoslovak Republic, the building housed the Commercial Bank of Žilina. Thanks to renovation in 2015, Rosenfeld Palace begins to serve as a new cultural institution of the city of Žilina.

 

LIDA MLICH’S BOOKBINDING MANUFACTORY

Part of the palace is Lida Mlich’s Bookbinding Manufactory. It is a unique manufactory with a long family tradition. This Bookbinding Manufactory was created on the basis of the work of artist Ján Vrtílek (1906-2000), the father of Lida Mlichova and member of the leading organization Meister der Einbandkunst based in Munich. Manufactory won many awards in Slovak and international competitions. Bookbinding tradition began in Žilina in 1928 when Ján Vrtílek arrived in Žilina. Today, his daughter, Lida Mlichová personally manage the manufactory.

 

PUPPETS IN THE ATTIC – PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Next part of the palace is permanent exhibition – Puppets in the attic.  Puppet theatre has a long and distinguished history in Slovakia. Follow our educational trail that maps the history of the oldest professional puppet theatre in Slovakia. The puppet theatre in Žilina was founded on 1. September 1950 by a group of enthusiasts led by the outstanding Žilina puppeteer Teodor Zvar. Žilina Puppet Theatre has staged 240 productions with over 13 400 performances for more than 3 million viewers in over 37 countries on 4 continents of the world. Discover a magical world with the unique permanent exhibition of puppets from Žilina Puppet Theathre. Follow a trail rich in history, get to know the different types of puppets, see what happens backstage or in a shadow play, pose for a photo as Pippi Longstocking, act out a drama or take control of a dragon and become a real puppet master.

 

OPENING HOURS:

Monday – Friday: 9.00 – 16.00

Sunday: only for organized groups of 10 and more visitors and it is neccessary to order in advice by phone / order at + 421 41 76 49 692, info@rosenfeldovpalac.sk

 

COMMENTED TOURS – ROSENFELD´S PALACE:

Monday – Friday: 9.30 – 15.30

Commented tours is for groups (min. 6 visitors). In this case is neccessary to order in advice.

The number of visitors per tour is limited to 20 people.

Sunday: only for organized groups of 10 and more visitors and it is neccessary to order in advice by phone / order at + 421 41 76 49 692, info@rosenfeldovpalac.sk

AUDIO GUIDE – ROSENFELD´S PALACE:

Monday – Friday: 9.00 – 16:00

 

COMMENTED TOURS – PUPPETS IN THE ATTIC:

Monday – Friday: 9.00 – 15.30

Sunday: only for organized groups of 10 and more visitors and it is neccessary to order in advice by phone / order at + 421 41 76 49 692, info@rosenfeldovpalac.sk

AUDIO GUIDE – PUPPETS IN THE ATTIC:

Monday – Friday: 9.00 – 16:00

 

COMMENTED TOURS – LIDA MLICH’S BOOKBINDING MANUFACTORY:

It is neccessary to order in advice:  + 421 41 7649 692, info@rosenfeldovpalac.sk

The maximum number of visitors is 15.

 

PRICE LIST:

Youth (up to 18 years) and their teachers, retirees and visitors with handicap – all free events

Commented tours – ROSENFELD´S PALACE: adult (1 €) / student (0,50 €)

Commented tours – PUPPETS IN THE ATTIC: adult  (3 €) / student (2 €)

Commented tours – LIDA MLICH’S BOOKBINDING MANUFACTORY: free entrance

Concerts, theatrical performances, movie projections: adult  (3 €) / student (2 €)

Lectures, discussions, exhibitions: free entrance

 

CONTACT:

You can order your tours at:

+421 (0) 041 764 969 2

+421 (0) 907 845 567

info@rosenfeldovpalac.sk, info@tikzilina.eu

 

ADDRESS: Rosenfeldov palác, J. M. Hurbana 28, 010 01 Žilina

Tel: 041 764 969 2
E-mail: info@rosenfeldovpalac.sk

 

 

ACTUAL PROGRAM – APRIL

 

 

7.3 – 26.4                    EXHIBITION – Roman suitcase / Exhibition of photographs of the famous personalities of the 1960s of Dolce Vito.

 

3.4       15:00               WORKSHOP – World Music / Michal Smetanka / Participants in the musical workshop will have the opportunity to play on wind instruments of Carpathian region.

 

6.4       10:00               FAMILY SUNDAY About the Sun Doll and Rainman / Reading in the attic. Program for families with children with creative workshop.

 

9.4       16:00               WORKSHOP / Concertina Book / In Lida Mlich’s Bookbinding Manufactory. For adults and children from 10 years.

 

9.4       17:00               LECTURE Roundels and astronomical impact on their constructions / Lecturer Jozef Moravčík.

 

10.4     18:00               MOVIE PROJECTION The Great Museum ( r. Johannes Holzhausen, 2014) / Entry 3/2 €

 

11.4     17:00               GENIUS LOCI Speleology / Moderated discussion with guests: B. Kortman, Ľ. V. Prikryl, J. Nemček, P. Cvacho. The moderator of the discussion is M. Jurecký.

 

16.4     17:00               LECTURE The tradition of building May, Valpurg’s night / Lecturer Katarína Nádaská.

 

17.4     17:00               COMMENTED TOUR of exhibited final works of students of Secondary Art School in Žilina

 

24.4     18:00               MOVIE PROJECTION Faust ( r. Alexander Sokurov, 2011) / Entry 3/2 €

 

25.4     19:00               CONCERT Slavonics, Performers: M. Neustadt / accordion, H. Mattner / violin, E. Šindelářová / contrabass, R. Rath / violin / Entry 3/2 €

 

29.4     19:00               CONCERT Flutes, Performers are students from Elementary Art School L. Árvaya – from Pavol Stiller class.