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Introduction to Glyptoteket

Award winning promotion movie for the 100-year old art museum situated in Copenhagen, Denmark, right next to Tivoli Gardens.

Marble statues and masterpieces, mummies and Mediterranean moods. With its unique blend of art and magnificent architecture, Glyptoteket is a place for active contemplation and quiet repose. The world-class collection of art and antiquities continues to offer new perspectives on human existence, culture and civilization as seen through 6.000 years of art.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek was founded by the brewer, Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914), who was one of the great industrial magnates of the 19th century and the greatest art patron Denmark has seen. Carl Jacobsen was a passionate collector. From the profits generated by his brewery Ny Carlsberg, he built a rich collection of art and cultural artefacts. In 1888 Carl Jacobsen gave his art collection to the public and began the building of Glyptoteket to house it. Another exceptional donation followed in 1899, this time of the master brewer’s vast collection of antiquities, which lead to the building of an entire new wing to the new museum.

Glyptoteket has been open to the public since 1897 and holds over 10,000 works primarily divided between ancient antiquities and Danish and French sculpture and painting from the 19th century.

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