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Passionate collectors

The Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein are among the most important private art collections in the world.

The princes of Liechtenstein have been passionate art collectors for more than 400 years. During this time, they have built up one of the most important private collections in the world, containing major works of European art spanning five centuries. This collection now resides in the family’s own Liechtenstein Garden Palace in Vienna.

The Princely Collections have their roots in the Baroque ideal of patronage, in which patrons felt it their duty to promote the fine arts. The House of Liechtenstein has cultivated this ideal over many generations, and, to this day, the family continues to add to its collections within the framework of an active acquisition policy. Artworks of the finest quality are carefully selected to enrich and expand the collections in keeping with their existing focal themes.

"Our family’s art collection has been built up over several centuries. It is an outstanding example of the long-term perspective which drives the way we think and act."

H.S.H. Prince Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein, Chairman LGT