National Museum of Denmark

National Museum of Denmark
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The Prince's Mansion in Copenhagen, home of the National Museum of Denmark
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Former name
Det Kongelige Kunstkammer
Established22 May 1807 (22 May 1807)[1]
LocationNy Vestergade 10, Copenhagen,
Coordinates55°40′29″N 12°34′29″E / 55.67472°N 12.57472°E / 55.67472; 12.57472
TypeNational gallery
Visitors351,373 (2017)[2]
FounderChristian Jürgensen Thomsen
DirectorRane Willerslev
OwnerState of Denmark
WebsiteOfficial Website
Seal (1893)

The National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) in Copenhagen is Denmark's largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike. The museum's main building is located a short distance from Strøget at the center of Copenhagen. It contains exhibits from around the world, from Greenland to South America. Additionally, the museum sponsors SILA - The Greenland Research Center at the National Museum of Denmark to further archaeological and anthropological research in Greenland.[3]

The museum has a number of national commitments, particularly within the following key areas: archaeology, ethnology, numismatics, ethnography, natural science, conservation, communication, building antiquarian activities in connection with the churches of Denmark, as well as the handling of the Danefæ (the National Treasures).

  1. ^ "Nationalmuseets historie / Oldsagskommissionen" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Nationalmuseets besøsgtal" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 12 August 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  3. ^ "About SILA". Archived from the original on January 14, 2009. Retrieved September 17, 2008.

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