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.
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.
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.
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.