||Since 1970 we
have been maintaining the world’s largest nobility archive
including film, audio, photo and text documentaries and recordings.
This material on more than 2000 different families, events and
relations is truly unique.
Most of the footage and material are our own productions; a small
selection was donations and bequests – confirming the value of our
years of work. At the same time we see this as a commission to
continue in our endeavours to safeguard for future generations the
professional documentation of these aristocratic families - only
some of whom actually wore the crown but all of whom contributed to
the cultural identities of their states.
Our picture and film material thus show a more private and up-close
view than conventional material. Text documentaries (documents,
specialised literature, personal recordings, articles and family
chronicles) are a valuable supplement to the topics and offer the
greatest possible transparency in understanding correlations.
Due to the sensitivity of the matter, we
reserve the right to selectively decide on whether to disclose the
information or material or not, usually after consultation with the family