Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek offers the largest collection of ancient art
in Northern Europe.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek with its beautiful sub-tropical
Winter Garden and extensive collections
of sculptures and paintings
surrounded by a museum building created in the fine art
of classicism and inaugurated in 1897 -
is a place of art and culture in Copenhagen that must be
Glyptotek - 1897
of the Glyptotek building in 1910. Architect Vilhelm
Dahlerup created the museum's first wing - which was
inaugurated in 1897 and later the museum was extended
with a new wing in 1906 to houses the collection of
first exhibition in 1905
of the exhibitions rooms in 1905. The collection is
built around the personal art collection of Carl Jacobsen
(1842-1914), the founder of the Ny Carlsberg Breweries
in 1871 and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in 1897.
The Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914)
and owner of Carlsberg brewery was the founder of
the Glyptotek - who created one of
the largest private collections of Danish
and French paintings and
sculptures of his time together with a gallery of
antiquities from Egypt and the Mediterranean
sculptures in Neo-Classicism style in one of the exhibition
halls at the Glyptotek.
wide collection of French sculptures in the Salon Sculpture
A “glyptotheca” is a building or room devoted
to works of sculpture - and The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek houses
more than 10,000 works with the largest collection
of ancient art in Northern Europe - which
makes it one of the most popular art museums in Denmark and
Water Mother from 1921
sculptor of the Water Mother from 1921 by Kai Nielsen
is placed in the Winter Garden. The original was replaced
by a new one in 2003.
by world famous Masters
broad collection of paintings by world famous Impressionists
and Post Impressionists can be seen at the Glyptotek.
A broad collection of paintings by famous Impressionists
like Monet - Renoir - Degas - Cézanne
and leading Post Impressionistsvan Gogh
- Toulouse-Lautrec - Paul Gauguin etc., are well
represented too - and on display in the new building.
The entire art collection was donated to
the public in 1899 by Carl Jacobsen
and his wife Ottilia as a gift together with
the museum building.
beautiful sub-tropical Winter Garden, where tropical
palms and climber flourish under a huge dome of cast
iron and glass gives the visitors a refreshing and overwhelming
founder of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek brewer Carl Jacobsen
- painted in 1893 by August Jerndorff. The painting
is displayed at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg
The Glyptotek offers a number of public guided tours
all year round. These are free to the museum’s
The Glyptotek is located beside Tivoli - Town Hall -
Central Station and near the pedestrian street "Strøget".
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Dantes Plads 7
1556 Copenhagen V Free
Entry - Tuesday