About Camilla C
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Oct 2007
25-34 year old female
Art Museums, Gift & Speciality Shops, Coffee Shops
Historic Sites, Breweries, Speciality Museums
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Scenic Walking Areas
Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings, Art Museums
Observatories & Planetariums
Castles, Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Speciality Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
Founded in 1824 to house the royal family's art collections, the National Gallery of Denmark (or Statens Museum for Kunst) is Denmark's largest art museum, featuring collections of national and international art from the past seven centuries, in addition to a fascinating selection of temporary exhibitions. The building itself is a stately monument, with a starkly modern glass addition.
Presenting an ambitious and creative catalogue of exhibitions and events, Kunsthal Charlottenborg is one of the largest spaces for contemporary art in Europe. Its annual exhibitions and talks, performances and screenings speak to a wide range of art lovers, and its independent bookshop offers distinctive publications in the field of fine art and critical design theory.
Set in the original Carlsberg brewery, which was founded in 1847 by J.C. Jacobsen, the Carlsberg Museum is a giant experience centre offering plenty of exciting history, discoveries and (not least) beer tasting. The guided tour offers you a mix of tales about the brewery and the Jacobsen family, as well as information about the development of the area into a new Copenhagen neighbourhood. A very cool part of the exhibition is the Aroma Room, where beer enthusiasts smell their way to their favourite brew based on scientific analysis of the sense of smell!
An impressive combination of ancient and modern pieces, combined with a beautiful winter garden, make this art museum special. Founded in 1888 by brewer Carl Jacobsen, Glyptotek displays excellent collections of 3500 years of Egyptian, Greek and Roman sculpture, as well as central works from the Danish Golden Age and French Impressionism.
Located 40 kilometres north of the city, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is worth visiting as much for its beautiful sculpture garden, with a panoramic view of Øresund, as for its 3,000 permanent works and special annual exhibitions.
Situated at Østerport, just around the corner from the cobbled streets of 400 years old Nyboder and Øster Anlæg, Den Frie ('the free') is one of Denmark's oldest exhibition spaces for contemporary art and architecture. It was founded by artists who decided themselves what was to be displayed - a practice that has survived to this day. The unique wooden building was designed by artist J.F. Willumsen.
On its constant travels toward new galaxies, this astronomic house attracts young and old with exciting, educational 3D films, animated lectures on space travel and various astro shows. The Tycho Brahe's permanent exhibition, The Active Universe, explores the stars and the possibility of living in space. Very interesting!
Resembling a stranded ship and situated in beautiful maritime surroundings, the Arken is an attraction in its own right. Inside, the light and minimalistic space showcases Modernist and contemporary art, featuring young talents in addition to famed artists. And like a giant lifeboat, the museum café hangs from the side of the ship, its large windows looking out at Køge Bay.
Situated on the tiny island of Slotsholmen, the Christiansborg Palace is a former royal residence and now the centre of government. Rising 106 meters, its tower is the highest in the city, and, after a recent restoration, visitors can now visit the top to enjoy magnificent views, along with modern Danish food and pastry at Tarnet restaurant.
Danish design gets a lot of attention these days, the Designmuseum Danmark not only displays Danish (and international!) industrial design and applied arts, but also serves as a central resource for the study of design and developments within design. It offers guided tours in English, of the permanent exhibition as well as the special exhibitions. You'll see outstanding examples of furniture, print, drawings, fashion and textile in a fascinating interpretation of visions and reality.
Housed in what was once a luxurious private residence with an adjoining art studio, Ordrupgaard Museum hosts works by prominent artists such as Købke, Lundbye, Ring and Hammershøi - oh, and also one of Northern Europe's finest collections of 19th and 20th century French masterpieces by Delacroix, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Matisse... and their friends. A more recent extension, designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, provides contrast and complement to the early-20th-century villa and surrounding landscaped gardens - a black lava concrete shell, it is both imposing and graceful, with curved windows that blend into the garden.