Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Like The David Collection
, this museum came about thanks to a personal art collection. It was that of Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914). What many do not know is that Carl is the son of the founder of Carlsberg. ‘Glypoteket’, means ‘collection of sculpture’. The word was combined with the brewery’s name, ‘Ny Carlsberg’ to form the museum’s current name.
The Collection of Antiquities
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is home to a massive 10,000 artworks ranging from ancient to modern art under the following categories:
Collection of Antiquities
Greece and the Roman Empire
Ancient Mediterranean Collection
In the Collection of Antiquities, view artefacts from Egypt and learn about Egyptian mummies, gods and burial chamber. Carl Jacobson can be thanked for his interest in the human body. This is how the exhibition of Greece and the Roman Empire came into existence. As a result of this his collection of ancient marble sculptures is magnificent and internationally renowned across the world by fellow collectors. The Ancient Mediterranean collection will captivate anyone who has an interest in ancient Greece, Spain or neighbouring countries.
Modern Art of the 19th and 20th Centuries
In contrast to these ancient collections, the museum’s other big focus is on Danish and French art of the 19th and 20th centuries. See the highlights of French sculptures, impressionists and paintings, including the works of many famous names such as Gauguin, Cézanne, and even the Dutch Van Gogh. The exhibition of Danish Art has a large focus on the works of Christian Købke
Charming Winter Garden
In the Winter Garden, located in the heart of the museum complex, you can take a break from browsing the museum and enjoy a delicious lunch or cake selection. The garden is an attraction in itself, with subtropical palm trees and a gold fish pond.
From the airport, many attractions are within easy reach by car, bus or metro. When staying at Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport Hotel
make sure to leave time to explore the city’s fascinating museums, whether you choose Ny Carlsberg Glypotek, the National Museum of Denmark
or The David Collection.