Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Ny Carlsberg Glyptptek was founded on the basis of a personal art collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914), the son of the beer brewer and founder of Carlsberg. ‘Glypoteket’ means ‘collection of sculpture’, and those are in particular the main items on display.
The Collection of Antiquities
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is home to an impressive 10,000 artworks, ranging from ancient to modern art under the following categories:
Collection of Antiquities
In the Collection of Antiquities you can view artifacts from Egypt and learn about Egyptian mummies, Gods and burial chambers. Carl Jacobson had a great interest in the human body. This is how and why the exhibition of Greece and the Roman Empire came into existence. Because of this particular interest, the collection of ancient marble sculptures is magnificent and internationally renowned. The Ancient Mediterranean collection will captivate anyone who has an interest in the ancient world, its grand history and unique artifacts.
Modern Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries
In the museum's exhibition about Danish and French art from 19th and 20th centuries, you can see the highlights of French sculptures, impressionists and paintings including the works of many famous names such as Gauguin, Cézanne and even the Van Gogh. The Danish art exhibition is filled with sculptures dating back to 1850s and NEO-Classicism, furthermore the museum has a large focus on the works of Christian Købke.
A charming winter garden
The winter garden, located in the heart of the museum complex, offers a great opportunity to take a break from browsing the museum. It is an excellent place for a delicious lunch or to sample the exquisite cake selection. The garden is an attraction in itself with its subtropical palm trees and a goldfish pond.
Many attractions are easy to reach by car, bus or the metro line. When staying at Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport hotel make sure to save time to explore the city’s fascinating museums.