Ny Carlsberg GlyptotekNy 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 sculptures make up a large part of the main items on display.
The museum is home to an impressive 10,000 artworks, ranging from ancient to modern art under the following categories:
- Collection of Antiquities
- Danish art
- French art
The impressive 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 also had a great interest in the human body and this is why the exhibition of Greece and the Roman Empire came into existence. Due to this particular interest, the collection of ancient marble sculptures is magnificent and has received international recognition. 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, are highlights including 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
There is a winter garden, located in the heart of the museum complex, which offers a great opportunity to take a break from browsing. It is an excellent place for a delicious lunch or to sample the tasty cake selection. The garden is an attraction in itself with its subtropical palm trees and a goldfish pond.
Ny Carlsburg Glyptotek and many other city 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 and pick up a Copenhagen Card
for free entry and other discounts if planning to visit several attractions.