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“Two culture treasures in the same house : Davids samling” 5 of 5 stars
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The David Collection
Kronprinsessegade 30-32, Copenhagen 1306 , Denmark (Indre By)
33-73-49-49
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Ranked #1 of 203 attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Art Museums
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Fjenneslev 4173 denmark
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“Two culture treasures in the same house : Davids samling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

In a beautiful classic house, well located in downtown Copenhagen, it's possibel to se a Collection of Danish art from the 18/19 th. centuries and one of the finest Collection of Islamatic Art in Northern Europe. It's a show of exquisite artifaxes, miniatures, calligraphiy, potery, glass and metal Work, beautiful fabric and carpets. The entrance is free !
For those living in Copenhagen this autunm, a series of lectures about culture and politic in the Middle-east can be attended. I visit the place now and then, it's alway a big pleasure.

Visited May 2013
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“Islamic art galore!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I had never heard of this small Copenhagen museum until a fellow traveller whom I met crossing over on the ferry from Germany to Denmark told me to visit it. It's tucked away in a nondescript building near Rosenborg Palace. It is the private collection of a lawyer and businessman. Although the few rooms on different levels are rather cramped, the gallery is known for two things. One is a good collection of the early 20th-century paintings of Vilhelm Hammershoi. His works are grey monotones of quiet, almost bare rooms, sometimes with a woman in them almost unnoticed. They are very evocative, and you can almost go into a trance looking at them! The other highlight is a huge collection of Islamic art from all periods. The rooms here are a bit dark, but each work is spot-lit. Many are in glass cases so there is often a glare.

Visited September 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Excellent oriental art, free entry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The museum has been closed for almost 4 years, so ofcourse one was eager to see what became of the renovation and it is overwhelmingly done. Discreet and tasteful displayed and as before very fine and interesting objects.

Visited January 2013
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Kleve, Germany
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“nice collection and also free”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It would be nice to visit this small museum. Nice pieces of collection are put together. The museum is also for free. One can visit the Rozenberg Palace and this museum toether at one time. I liked it.

Visited August 2013
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Tulsa
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“Number one museum is free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Beautiful and yet rare exhibit. Free. Adjacent to the Rosenberg Palace making it easy to find. The display and organization was unlike any other museum we have seen. Small collection but very unique. No need to have knowledge of Islamic art before visiting. You can learn it there. Friendly and helpful staff. Free use of Ipad mini to use as guide.

Visited July 2013
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