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03 Sep 2010

National Gallery of Denmark

The National Gallery of Denmark is the nation's premier museum of art, through its focus on: accessibility, education, and exhibition; conservation; research of Danish and foreign art, primarily art from Western culture dating from the 14th century onwards.

The collections at the National Gallery of Denmark comprise three main collections: The Royal Collection of Painting and Sculpture, The Royal Collection of Graphic Art, and The Royal Collection of  Plaster Casts. As the names suggest, these collections have their roots in the art collections of Danish monarchs; they are believed to date back to King Christian II and the mid-16th century.

The collections constitute the core of the Gallery; these are the works owned by the Gallery, which makes them the point of departure for all the work conducted here. We use the plural – “collections” – because the works fall within one of three main collections.