Schlagwort-Archive: Müller

Town Olomouc Archive – Catalogue of Seals

by Karel Müller, Jan Štěpán and Hana Seichterová

PhDr. Vladimír Spáčil made available the unique collection of charters of fond Town Olomouc Archive, deposited in the State District Archive in Olomouc, in the form of abstract catalog. PhDr. Vladimír Spáčil intended to make the edition of seals, but the idea has just recently come to realization. The catalog of seals has gradually been created thanks to initiative of PhDr. Karl Müller, the director of the Regional Archives in Opava. A total of 2,528 seals will be divided into thematic groups, e.g. Rulers and Ruling Princes, Nobility, Towns, etc. The dividing of the seals will make the orientation in sigillographic material easier. There were demonstrated examples of individual groups and example of the abstract, which accompanies every seal, at the workshop. The researcher gains the basic information about the seal, the frequency and the picture of the seal, which is indispensable. Photographs will be available on the website of archive.

Karel Müller

Karel Müller. © Karel Müller

Karel Müller was born in Ostrava in 1958. After graduation in History from the Faculty of Arts of the Palacký University Olomouc in 1982, he started to work at the Regional Archive in Opava. He works here till now.

He became a director in 1990. His work and publications are focused on Auxiliary Historical Sciences (Heraldry, Sigillography, Genealogy) and sources of history of Silesia.

He is a member of the Subcommittee for Heraldy and Vexillology of the Chamber of Deputies of Parliament of the Czech Republic since 1991. He lectures on Heraldry and sigillography at the Silesian University in Opava, till 2010 did it also at Palacký University Olomouc