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Phone: (45) 32 511400
Fax: (45) 32 513701
Kastruplundgade 15, Kastrup, DK, 2770
- Phone: (45) 32 511400
- Fax: (45) 32 513701
Arts & Museums
Kastrupgårdsamlingen is a museum housed inside a 16th century farmhouse built by Jacob Fortling.Opened in 1977, Danish as well as international visual artists have been represented here and provided with a platform to connect with established artists. After you are done with browsing through the exhibits, stop for a while at the in-house cafe which serves cocoa, wine, cake, coffee and other beverages. The best part of it all is that admission here is free!
The Danish Architecture Center understands architecture as a broad concept that embraces everything from the creative process, planning and urban development to the finished space or construction involved. They offer a wide range of professional and cultural activities, including exhibitions, professionalism, seminars, guided tours in the city, etc. most of the projects they carry out are performed in conjunction with Danish and International partners who share their vision.
An expansive facility located within the architecture school of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Meldahls Smedie provides a platform for the school's students to exhibit their work. The scope of the center however, is not restricted to its students, with the space regularly hosting international exhibitions on architecture. The highly adaptable space is capable of hosting large scale exhibitions and is also available for private functions and conferences. Call for more information.
The lovely surroundings of the School of Architecture on Holmen always play host to changing exhibitions. They are held at the Meldahl Smedie (forge) and Gallery, in the beautiful, maritime main building. The exhibitions often display a love of the art form, being primarily concerned with architecture, but other media such as photography, painting or sculpture are also showcased. A visit to Holmen should include a look at this place.
Denmark has a rich Jewish heritage spanning close to 400 years, and this museum tells the story of the culture through the ages. Architect Daniel Libeskind's mind-bending museum design takes inspiration various chapters from the country's Jewish history. Winning rave accolades and an award in 2005, the design is a harmonious blend of the old and the new. Exhibits at the museum cover a broad spectrum of Jewish life starting from their immigration to the country to the influence of their culture on Danish society. Guided tours are available. Check website for more.
Occupying a historic armory, Tøjhusmuseet takes visitors through Danish military history from the 16th Century. Established in 1928, the museum houses a fantastic collection of ancient firearms, weapons, uniforms and other military accessories. Modern firearms also find place in the museum's collection, making it one of the most extensive in the country. Of special note is their collection of historic canons. Guided tours of the facility are available. It is also possible to rent the historic space for private events. Check website for more.
Kunstakademiets Udstillingssted is an art exhibition space connected to the Royal Danish Art Academy. Exhibitions are put on by students from various parts of the academy, and cover all the different media.
Teatermuseet i Hofteatret is an enticing museum that hosts a huge collection of artifacts, photographs, drawings, paintings, engravings, costumes, set models and other exhibits that reveal history of theater in the region. A visit to the museum is an amazing way to find out how theater, music, ballets and other cultural activities developed in the country. Call ahead to find out more.
The museum of royal stables and coaches is located at Christiansborg, where you will find vehicles, carriages, harnesses and livery dating from as early as 1770. The museum is located in one of the two wings left from the original Christiansborg, surrounded by pillars and cribs made of marble. Horses are still kept in the stables.
The Charlottenborg Palace was constructed in 1672-83 in Dutch Baroque style for Ulrik Frederik Gyldenlve. Queen Dowager Charlotte Amalie bought the palace in 1700 and gave it its present name. The main building facing Kongens Nytorv was built in 1827 by C.F. Hansen, and contains the Fest and Antiksalen Halls. Charlottenborg is home to the Royal Danish Academy of Art, as well as a library with a big collection of literature on art. First and foremost, this is the place for new and established artists to have their exhibitions. Charlottenborg is famous for its spring show, Forårsudstilling, an open, censored exhibition of work in painting, crafts and architecture. Anybody can send in their work and a small committee of Danish artists then chooses the work that will be exhibited. Admission is free on Wednesdays.
Truly one of the city's great museums, the Glyptotek was founded in 1888. The major collection of the museum revolves around the antique sculptures derived from civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean including the countries of Rome, Greece and Egypt. The modern sculptures by artists such as Rodin and Stephan Sinding are extensively featured inside the halls of the museum. An extension houses classic artwork, including French Impressionists like Monet, Jacques-Louis David and Pissarro as well as the works from the Danish Golden Age. Admission on Sunday is free.
Founded in 1807, the National Museum is based upon the royal art collection and is located in the Prince's Palace, built by Frederick IV for his son Christian VI. The museum underwent thorough restoration in 1992. Visitors could spend a whole month exploring the National Museum's extensive collection. The most important exhibits are Prehistoric Denmark, Treasures of Gold, The Viking Age, Denmark in the Middle Ages and Renaissance 1050-1650 and Denmark in the 1700s. There are also collections of ancient treasures from Egypt, Greece and Rome plus ethnographical collections about the Indians and Eskimos.