William Rudolf Lobkowicz grew up in Prague. After graduating from the International School of Prague, he attended Harvard University, receiving his BA in Central European History in 2018.  

William returned to the Czech Republic to work with his family’s cultural heritage efforts under House of Lobkowicz, an organization that manages events, heritage sites, and the Lobkowicz Collections. His work involves leading House of Lobkowicz’s development and innovation initiatives, including digitization, media, online education, virtual programming, and blockchain technology. One of his main goals is to explore digital tools to share the family’s collections and non-profit activities with the world.  
In 2021, he launched Non-Fungible Castle, a one-of-a-kind educational and community building platform bridging art and culture with blockchain technology. That same year, he was selected for the Czech Forbes 30 under 30. William has been a featured speaker at the French Ministry of Culture, Prague Art Week, Deloitte, and more, presenting his initiatives around incorporating blockchain technology into cultural heritage practices. 

William Lobkowicz with his sister Ileana


House of Lobkowicz is a cultural organization that manages events, heritage sites, and the Lobkowicz Collections—one of Europe’s oldest and finest private collections, comprised of items dating back over 2,000 years.   

The Lobkowicz family is one of the most prominent Bohemian noble families whose successive generations over 700 years have played an influential role in European politics and society.   
The family’s collections and properties were confiscated twice, first in 1939 by the Nazis and again in 1948 by the Communists, forcing the Lobkowiczes to flee their homeland. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the family returned to Czechoslovakia and began the restitution process. They have since been reassembling and restoring the Collections and properties, permanently opening them to the public, for the first time in history.   
The four heritage sites overseen by the organization include the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle, Nelahozeves Castle, Roudnice Castle, and Střekov Castle. These historic locations offer exhibitions, cultural activities, educational programs, and venue rentals. Cultural stewardship is at the heart of House of Lobkowicz, which is dedicated to sharing the past and creating the future.