Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen

Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen

The Danish Museum of Art & Design, located in Copenhagen, is a significant institution showcasing Danish and international design and crafts. Originally known as the Danish Museum of Decorative Art, its Danish name is Kunstindustrimuseet. The museum is housed in a historic building that was once Frederiks Hospital, remodeled in the 1920s into a museum by architects including Kaare Klint.

Renowned for its extensive collection, the museum features works from eminent Danish designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Jacob Jensen, and Kaare Klint. It also includes an impressive display of Chinese and German porcelain, showcasing a broad scope in design aesthetics and history.

One of the museum's most remarkable resources is its library, the largest in Scandinavia dedicated to design. It serves as a museum library, a research library, and the central library for the field in Denmark. The library is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday and houses over 1,000 journals, with the most current issues of 75 journals available in its reading room. This space also hosts public lectures that explore themes related to the museum’s and library's collections.

Additionally, the museum includes the Danish Design Archive and the Poster Collection, both situated on the first floor. These collections further enrich the museum's offerings, providing deeper insights into Danish design heritage.

The facility also boasts a small auditorium on the first floor, which seats 120 people. This space is versatile, and used for lectures, concerts, receptions, and other events, emphasizing the museum's role as a cultural hub in Copenhagen.

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Sight Name: Danish Museum of Art and Design
Sight Location: Copenhagen, Denmark (See walking tours in Copenhagen)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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