On the initiative of former chairwoman of The Jarmila Novotná Society, Mrs. Ludmila Matrtajová, who initiated the exposition of the famous singer and student of Emmy Destinn in the chateau in the South-Bohemian town of Stráž nad Nežárkou, there was the idea of creating a permanent exhibition of the Kubelík family in this picturesque area.

Jan Kubelík and Emmy Destinn are connected, among others, by the shared performance in Prague Rudolfinum on 2nd January 1900 or the dedication of her own poem “Houslista” (the Violinist) to Jan Kubelík. The Jan Kubelík Foundation intensively cooperates with the chateau owners in realisation of this splendid project and at the same time, it has provided materials for the current publication “Stráž Emy Destinnové” (Stráž of Emmy Destinn) that is due to be published in the second half of 2016.