: CZ | EN
The Lobkowicz Collections |
Lobkowicz Events Management
The oldest and largest privately owned art collection in the Czech Republic, The Lobkowicz Collections draws its significance from its comprehensive nature, which reflects the cultural, social, political and economic life of Central Europe for over seven centuries. With the passage of the restitution laws in the early 1990s, it became possible for the Lobkowicz family to reassemble most of The Collections, making them available to the public in a family context after more than 50 years.
Encompassing almost every field, The Collections feature world-famous paintings by Brueghel, Canaletto, Bellotto, Cranach, Rubens, Veronese and many others, medieval and Renaissance works of art, ceramics spanning five centuries and exceptional arms and armor.
It also includes the finest private library in Central Europe, as well as an unparalleled collection of musical instruments and autograph manuscripts by many of the greatest composers of the 18th and early 19th centuries, including Beethoven and Mozart.
In 1907, Max Dvořák, a prominent member of the Vienna School of Art History, created the first complete catalog of The Collections.
Two masterpieces, the Reliquary Bust of a Female Saint from Jezeří and the Procession Cross from the permanent exhibition in the Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle, are on loan to the Open the Gates of Paradise. The Benedictines in the Heart of Europe 800-1300 exhibition, which runs from November 6, 2014 to March 15, 2015 at Waldstein Riding School in Prague.
Read more here.