Croatian Ambassador’s Nemon visit and gift

The departing Croatian Ambassador, Ivan Grdešić, and his wife Elena, were guests at Pleasant Land Studios before receiving a Nemon maquette at an event organised by the Anglo-Croatian Society.

Aurelia Young presents departing Croatian Ambassador Ivan Grdešić and his wife Elena with a maquette of Sigmund Freud's Hampstead Statue on 12 June at the Athenaeum Club in London
Aurelia Young presents departing Croatian Ambassador Ivan Grdešić and his wife Elena with a maquette of Sigmund Freud’s Hampstead Statue on 12 June at the Athenaeum Club in London

On 11 June, the ambassador and his wife joined a group from Maidenhead Synagogue on a tour of Pleasant Land Studios – see the photos from their visit here.

The following day, Aurelia Young, Oscar Nemon’s eldest daughter, presented them with a maquette of Sigmund Freud’s Hampstead Statue on 12 June at the Athenaeum Club in London. Introduced by Sir Nicholas Henderson, the event was organised by the Anglo-Croatian Society to celebrate Ivan and Elena’s work furthering relations between the two countries during their London posting.

Dr Grdešić had previously taught political science at the University of Zagreb and served Croatia’s ambassador to the US, before taking up the London posting in 2013.

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