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The Lobkowicz Palace, the only privately owned building in the Prague Castle complex, is home to the highly acclaimed The Lobkowicz Collections, The Lobkowicz Palace Café, Midday Classic Concert and Museum Shop, as well as numerous elegant venues for private functions.
The Museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore the history of Europe through the unique perspective of The Lobkowicz Collections and the Lobkowicz family. Set in 22 beautifully appointed galleries, the Museum displays a selection of some of the finest pieces from The Collections, including many of international significance.
Highlights from the Museum include works by masters such as Canaletto, Brueghel the Elder, Cranach, and Velázquez; an impressive display of family and royal portraits; fine porcelain, ceramics and rare decorative arts dating from the 16th to 20th centuries; an extensive collection of military and sporting rifles from the 16th to 18th centuries; and musical instruments and original scores and manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart, including Beethoven’s 4th and 5th symphonies and Mozart’s re-orchestration of Handel’s Messiah.
Visitors are ushered through the galleries by the museum's very popular audio guide, which explains important details of European history and the six-hundred-year history of the Lobkowicz family, including the dramatic story of how the family lost everything twice and got it back - twice. Narrated by two generations of the Lobkowicz family and the Chief Curator of The Collections, this engaging and informative free audio guide in 8 languages is always highly recommended by visitors from all over the world.
Listen to clips from the audio guide here:
The Lobkowicz Collections is delighted to collaborate in the upcoming exhibition, "The Age of Discovery" (13 November - 30 June 2014) at the Náprstek Museum.
The Collections has loaned an early 17th century portrait and four pilgrims' crosses, each decorated with various ornaments, inlays, and inscriptions. The crosses themselves have never been on public display before.
"The Age of Discovery" exhibition will feature artifacts and records from the European expedition to The New World, Africa, and the Orient, shedding light on fascinating historical events and scientific discoveries. Find out more here.