Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
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 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.
I think you can see every day or at least at these two days a week when no entrance fee is to pay a lot of students sitting in the halls of the Glypthotek painting or drawing a sculpture or one of these amazing drawings.
On the photo you see one of the halls where mainly wortks of Rodin are located.
A great museum with special expositions from RODIN and a lot of other exponents from egypt and rome. Besides a fantastic collection of paintings.
And: Wednesdays and Sundays entrance free
I didn´t have a lot time in Copenhagen, so I only saw the Glyptothek and Toussauds Wax museum, but there are a lot of more great museums in Copenhagen, it´s amazing.
Glyptoteket is a massive collection of art which is really special. You should come here if you are interested in art. In the photo is Medusa. She's the one if you look into her eyes you will turn to stone. Looks like she's the one that turned to stone though!
One of the great art museums of Europe, this museum has a combination of antiquities and European masters.
Immerse yourself with awesome art works from Ancient Egypt (they have mummies), Rome (vast collection of sculptures),and many more!
The admission is free on Sundays.
I didn't get a chance to go in here, but this is a well known art gallery/museum, and is well worth the visit by all accounts. It's located near Tivoli.
This is again from Glyptoteket. As you can see its really beautiful, its nice just to walk around. its very central, just behind Tivoli.
The Ny Carlsberg Museum is fabulous! It is definately a must see on any museum lovers list! The building itself is a piece of artwork! Don't miss it!