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Academic painter Zdeněk Fučík, Domestic Project Director 


He was born in Prague in 1956. Zdeněk Fučík studied at the Academy of Architecture and Design in Prague. Since his graduation in 1981, he has worked on restoration of sculptures, stuccoes and sgraffiti. Of his long list of completed restoration projects, mention should be made of reconstruction of the stucco decoration of the Brožík and Music salons in Prague Castle (1985 – 1986), Brokoff's Marian plague column in Hradčany Square in Prague (1987), the Trója Chateau – steps to the park with rich figural sculptures by the Hermann brothers – Dresden sculptors (1988), complete restoration of the stucco and stone elements of the bishopric in Hradec Králové (1993), the St. Ludmila sculpture on Charles Bridge (1997 – 1998), restoration of the stone elements of the façade of the Tuscany Palace in Prague (1997), restoration of the façade of the seat of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic in Prague (1999 – 2001), reconstruction of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Paris (2002 – 2003) and restoration of the St. Barbara Cathedral in Kutná Hora (2003 – 2012). As a long-term co-worker, he was appointed to the position of director of domestic projects for GEMA ART GROUP a.s. in 2004


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Petr Justa, MSc, International Projects Director

He was born in 1955 in Most, Czech Republic. He graduated from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague in 1981 at the Dept. of Chemical Technology of Monument Conservation specializing in stone restoration. Additional studies cover "Scientific principles of conservation Course" (ICCROM 1987, Rome, Italy) and internships in UK (Institute of Archaeology, University of London 1989), in Italy (ICCROM,1990) and Japan (Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Property, Tokyo, 1992).
Until 1992 employed with the Museum of Central Bohemia in Roztoky/Prague as a Head of Conservation laboratories and Conservation Radiation Facility. Since 1992 works as a licensed restorer and conservation-scientist specialized in restoration of stone and stucco. Co-founder of the Institute of Restoration in Litomyšl (1993) and longtime chairman of its Board of Directors. In 2009-2013 Vice Dean for International Affairs and Science at the Faculty of Restoration, University of Pardubice. Since 2010 collaborates with the Iraqi Institute of Cultural Heritage under the auspices of Inst. of Global Studies, University of Delaware, USA.
Since 1998 collaborates with Gema Art Group. Since 2004 as a Director of International projects and as a General manager of Gema Art Branch office in Erbil, Iraq. He collaborates on research and restoration projects of EU, WMF, UNESCO, US Government, Czech Ministry of Foreign affairs, Ministry of Culture and others. More recently is specialized in restoration projects under the auspices of UNESCO in the Middle East.
A member of ICOM, ICOMOS, APT, WTA, author of approx. 40 scientific publications.


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Miroslav Houska, M.Phil., International Projects Manager


Born in Prague in 1952. Apprenticed at the Center of Arts and Crafts in Prague in 1970 as an artistic girdler and worked in this field for 13 years, including the one-year internship in Egypt (Khan Al Khalili). He graduated from the Charles University Faculty of Philosophy - Oriental Studies and Arabic language. Finished the Arabic language studies at the Institut des Langues vivantes Bourguiba in Tunisia (1981). After graduating from the Charles University in 1983, he worked as an editor of the Arabic redaction of the Radio Prague - the Czechoslovak Foreign Broadcasts. During the years 1989 - 1992, worked as the translator and senior economist of the Strojexport a. s. on construction projects in Libya. Since 1993 works in freelance profession that allows him joining of his original profession of artistic artisan and specialist for the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
Since January 2007, he holds in the GEMA ART GROUP a. s. the post of the Middle East and North Africa projects manager, which utilizes years of work experience in the implementation of projects in this area.





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Jan Drössler, MSc, Site Manager
Born in Prague in 1967. Jan Drӧssler studied at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Institute of Technology in Prague in the field of water structures and water management and later underwent difference examinations leading to authorization in the field of structural engineering. He gained further experience with METROSTAV, Division 9 – specializing in structural engineering, including reconstruction of historical and protected heritage objects.
He has been employed at GEMA ART GROUP a.s. since 2009. Important projects in which Jan Drӧssler participated include reconstruction of the National Monument at Vítkov (2009), renovation of statues located on the attic gable of Prague Invalidovna (2009 – 2010), renovation of the outer walls of the upper castle in Bečov nad Teplou (2010 – 2013) and overall reconstruction of the na Popelce Classicist Salla Terrena in Prague (2010). The largest project implemented during his employment at GEMA ART GROUP was the Revitalization of Jewish historical objects in the Czech Republic (Plzeň, Nová Cerekev, Polná u Jihlavy, Březnice). This also encompassed complete supplies for and creation of museum exhibits (2011 – 2014). The main project on which Ing. Drӧssler is now working consists in renovation of the outer walls of the St. Nicholas Baroque Church in the Old Town Square in Prague.


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David Zezula, BSBS, Site Manager
Born in Krnov. In 1987 to 1991, David Zezula studied at the Secondary Vocational School of Construction in Opava and then completed bachelor's studies at the Finance and Administration University in Prague in 2006 to 2009. He gained further education through completion of a course in care for historical objects (2007 to 2008).
He has been employed at GEMA ART GROUP a.s. since 2005. Important projects in which David Zezula has participated include restoration of imperial furniture at the Austrian châteaux of Schӧnbrunn and Hofburg (2006), the Na Karmeli Educational Centre in Mladá Boleslav (2005 – 2007), renewal of the façade of the château in Brandýs nad Labem (2008) and reconstruction of the National Monument at Vítkov (2007 – 2009). One of his most extensive projects was undoubtedly Revitalization of Jewish historical objects in the Czech Republic: Úštěk, Jičín, Brandýs nad Labem, Boskovice, Mikulov and Krnov, including complete supplies for and creation of museum exhibits (2011 – 2014).

 

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