THE NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (‘sculpture collection’ in Danish) is an art museum created by Carl Jacobsen, the brewing magnate famous for setting up one of Denmark’s most famous institutions – Carlsberg. Jacobsen was an avid art collector and amassed one of the most important collections of his time, which he donated to the Danish public in 1888/89.
The museum houses an impressive collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman sculptures, some of which date back 5,000 years. Visitors can also admire works from 19th and 20th century Danish artists, the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of Danish painting, as well as a significant collection of Rodin sculptures. Recently renovated, the museum is well worth a visit for both art fans and culture buffs and is located in the center of Copenhagen.