Scholars

One of the main priorities of Lobkowicz Collections o. p. s. is to forge bonds between The Lobkowicz Collections, individuals, and scholars interested in history and the arts. The principle way in which we seek to cultivate these relationships is through the organization of seminars, internships, research opportunities and student-focused educational programs. It is the hope of Lobkowicz Collections o. p. s. that the experiences offered through its programs will not only enrich the lives of participants but also further advance knowledge of The Lobkowicz Collections in the world. 

Please note that due to current circumstances, our study room is closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Scholarly Research

Lobkowicz Collections o. p. s. is dedicated to opening its properties, museums, The Lobkowicz Library and The Lobkowicz Archives to scholars who are undertaking in-depth research projects. The organization recognizes the contributions these scholars make to fields such as history, art history, art conservation and musical studies and welcomes researchers from around the world to advance the knowledge and understanding of history and culture. Access to the properties, objects and especially the archives has been a critical part of numerous scholarly publications. Due to limited resources, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of requests per year. To submit a study request please fill out the form below.

Scholarly Partnerships

Cranach Digital Archive

The aim of this project is continuous digitization of paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) and publishing documents related to his work, workshop, and followers. Two important paintings from the Lobkowicz Collections were made available to the public through this archive: Christ and the Adulteress and The Virgin and Child with Saint Barbara and Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

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This project is focused on developing an electronic tool for automated reading of medieval manuscript texts. It is led by the Paris Institut de Recherche et D’Histoire des Textes in cooperation with other international institutions, including the National Archives in Prague. The Lobkowicz Library contributed reproductions of a 15th-century manuscript copybook, which includes period transcriptions of selected charters from the cartulary of the Archives of the Bohemian Crown, preserved in the National Archives in Prague. The copybook improves the development of the automated reading tool and the legibility of calligraphic ancient documents.

The original charters from the Archives of the Bohemian Crown are accessible on Monasterium, a free virtual database of medieval and early modern manuscripts.

Iwein – digital

This electronic database is dedicated to Iwein, the medieval High German Arthurian romance written by Hartmann von Aue in c. 1200. It consists of a virtual manuscript library containing transcriptions of surviving documents and digitized photographs, with the aim of enhancing research and widening accessibility to one of the most important texts of the German Middle Ages. The database is jointly operated by Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Heidelberg University Library. Examples of Iwein manuscripts from the Lobkowicz Library are available here.

Scholars' Residence

Thanks to the exceptional leadership and support from our donors, the former Rectory, built in 1927, at Nelahozeves, has opened its doors to visiting scholars and students. The former Rectory is able to accomodate up to fifteen scholars or students in incredibly comfortable accommodations overlooking the beautiful Vltava River.