Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

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    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    by gordonilla Updated Feb 8, 2006
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    Well, I have to admit that I have not been inside the building nor seen any of the exhibitions or permanent collection. However I have been advised by a danish friend I really must!!!! The facility has been going through an extensive refurbishment and will not fully open until the middle of 2006.

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    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    by hassan_abu Updated Mar 30, 2005

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    The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum.
    Collection of Carlsberg Beer founder, Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914).
    The museum houses an eclectic mix of antique sculptures.
    Works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and Bonnard are are all found in the museum.

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    by WulfstanTraveller Written Oct 18, 2004

    This is a good art museum housed in an interesting building. Although fairly small, and not nearly on the scale of the British Museum, Hermitage, etc., it has an interesting array of pieces, including a number of ancient Greek, Roman, and Mesopotamian pieces.

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    by barrikello Written Jul 21, 2004

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    Not only is this museum worth for its masterpieces - some of the most famous in the world - but it's also interesting for its inner architecture, that can be seen in the picture. This museum was created in 1888 with the donations by Carl adn Ottilia Jacobsen, owners of the Carlsberg breweries.
    Among the masterpieces, paintings by Cezanne, Degas, Van Gogh and Gaugin.

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    MUSEUM EASY TO BE FOUND.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 6, 2004

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    CITY PLAN COPENHAGEN

    NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK

    A most pleasant place to visit: you are welcomed by a warm atmosphere of a sort of greenhouse hall with plants and corners where you can sit down before starting your trip through the museum halls....

    It has a lot of different works of art on offer so the choice is yours......

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    MUSEUM FOR A RAINY DAY.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 6, 2004

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    NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK

    A most pleasant place to visit: you are welcomed by a warm atmosphere of a sort of greenhouse hall with plants and corners where you can sit down before starting your trip through the museum halls....

    It has a lot of different works of art on offer so the choice is yours......

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    ANCIENT ART.......VERY PRECIOUS....

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 6, 2004

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    NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK: very worthy of your visit. Here those who love ART can roam about to their hearts' contents.......

    Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman collections: and lovely places to rest..........have tea...think.............dream.

    Danish and French Fine Arts of the 19th and 20th Century are also present here: in wonderful halls ....

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    by Imaniac Updated Feb 15, 2004

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    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum. It was founded by the Carlsberg family, famous for their beer. There are 3 main features, Egyptian art, Italian art and paintings. The museum is so big, you can actually get lost there. Even for non art lovers, this is a must see Some of the artists on display are Gauguin, van Gogh, Picasso and Rodin. The museum is located near the train station, at the Tivoli.

    The museum is opened every day from 10 to 4. Admission is 30 Kroner for adults, but there is free entrance on wednesdays.

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    by Annebl Written Nov 29, 2003

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    An art exhibition containing everything from ancient sculptures (this is what the collection was initially made up of) to newer paintings by some of the most famous artists in the world. The Carlsberg name stems from the fact that it was Carl Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg, who started up the collection. Monet, Renoir, van Gogh and many many others are represented. There is truly an amazing content of art for any taste.

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    The Glyptotek

    by elcolibri Updated Oct 9, 2003

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    Near the Tivoli gardens at the heart of Copenhagen is seated the Carslberg Glyptotek, a fine museum with sculptures, egyptian mummies and paints of danish and foreigner artists. It is an extraordinary experience in Copenhagen.

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    Not just another museum

    by Christina1881 Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    Postcard of the sculpture

    "Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket" is an old building in the center of Copenhagen, close to the main train station - it is a museum - one of my favorites - with aincient sculptures, paintings... and the most fantastic the stage from where you from time to time can experience some of the most beautiful concerts!
    "Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman collections. French and Danish Art of the 19th Century"

    (The sculptur on the picture is called "Mother of the waters" and was made by the danish sculptor Kai Nielsen - it is located in Glyptoteket)

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    by Sjalen Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    If you like good art, this is the place in town to see. Carlsberg is a brewery, yes, but the owner family has always sponsored things they believe in or like, and art is one of those things. Carl Jacobsen founded the Glyptotek and simply donated his collection to the general public in 1888 and 1899. The antique collection includes Etrurian, Greek and Roman art and the modern collection includes mainly French and Danish sculpture and paintings. Children are welcome and get in for free whilst for the rest of us, it's free Wednesdays and Sundays. The café is in a great, classical setting next to the Winter Garden.

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    Must See #3: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    by Pakistaniguy Updated Jun 14, 2003

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    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    The Museum's century old building was designed by Danish architect Vilhelm Dahlerup. It is centered around a glass-domed conservatory replete with Palm Trees and Mediterrenean greenary, creating an atmospheric complement to the antiquities collections it exhibits. It is really a place for Art & History lovers.

    Ny Glypttotek is open from 10a.m to 04.00 p.m daily, except Monday. Admission ticket is 30 DKK for Adults and for children its free. But if u go on Wednesday or on Sunday, its Free for ALL !.

    If you are visiting in the off season, consider attending one of the chamber concerts given on Sunday from October to March in the museum's columed concert hall, which is lined up by life-size statues of Roman patricians.

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    Must See #3: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    by Pakistaniguy Updated Jun 14, 2003

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    Standing outside Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum on an international scale situated right in the centre of Copenhagen. It houses impressive collection of Ancient GREEK, ROMAN, EGYPTIAN & ETRUSCAN art as well as paintings from the Danish Golden Age. The Museum building itself is a Tour de Force, which borrows from all the great architectural epochs, ranging fromt he venetians Renaissance, through austere classicism with its ancient antcedents, to the modern Henning Larsen building, which opened in 1996.

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    another Rodin!

    by chancay Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    some backgrounds to the Glypthotek:

    The founder of the Glyptotek was the brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914), who also started one of the largest private art collections of his time. He named it after his Carlsberg brewery, adding 'Glyptotek', meaning 'collection of sculpture'. Jacobsen was equally interested in French and Danish art, and antique art originating from the Mediterranean area.
    Carl Jacobsen subsequently bequeathed his collection to public ownership. Two deeds dating from 1888 and 1899 committed the recipients, the Municipality of Copenhagen and the Danish state, to supporting the construction of a museum. In 1902, Carl Jacobsen secured the financial basis for the running of this by setting up the Ny Carlsberg Foundation, which has been jointly responsible for running the museum as a self-governing institution since 1953, along with the Municipality of Copenhagen and the Danish State.

    The collections
    The Collection of Ancient Art follows the development of sculpture from its beginnings in Egypt c. 3000 BC to the end of the Roman imperial period in the 5th century AD. The Modern Collection contains Danish and French paintings and sculpture from the 19th century onwards. The highlights of these two collections are described in the guide.
    The original collections have been continually added to, and new aspects included, not least thanks to donations from the Ny Carlsberg Foundation. Other substantial collections are on permanent loan here, including a series of Egyptian works on loan since 1908 and a large number of French paintings transferred from Statens Museum for Kunst, the Danish national gallery. Among the larger bequests, special mention should be made of the series of Paul Gauguin paintings donated by the founder's son, Helge Jacobsen, in 1927.

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