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Davids Samling (The David Collection)

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md1mm wrote a review Jan 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom1,417 contributions571 helpful votes
This is an excellent little museum close to the National Gallery. I love coming here when in Copenhagen. They have a great collection of paintings by Vilhelm Hammershoi but unfortunately they have just lent them to an exhibition to Japan. They only have two left on display plus one by his brother. It is still a brilliant place to visit and it is completely free.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Poisonwells wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa195 contributions140 helpful votes
This is an absolutely wonderful collection of art work and will it take at least an entire day, probably longer to do it justice. The fulcrum of the collection is the Islamic exhibit is superlative. I thought the exhibits were superbly curated and brilliantly described on the free smart phones that are provided free of charge. The history of the Arabic periods is thoughtfully provided in accurate and easily comprehensible form at the entrance to each room. The works of Islamic art are beautifully lit and displayed in order to show off every detail, colour and nuance of patina possible. The furniture collection was well laid out with many beautiful pieces of European craftsmanship again demonstrating the care and attention that has gone into the entire museum. I must confess that I didn't visit more than one room of the Danish art section. I simply ran out of time on the day. I think we were there for nearly four hours and we'd really only just skimmed the surface of the Islamic display in that time. Interesting to note though that the centrepiece nude is no modern body at all, appearing as she does in a photograph of David's own collection in 1929. I wonder what was meant to be running through her mind? Thoughts on a post cars please, usual address. There are four floors, a lift runs to three of them and the fourth is a short staircase climb. There is a small shop and decent lavatories and lockers are provided. This really is one of those gems that are so often ignored by the public to the great advantage of the slow wandered. I would advise anyone going to see the Islamic collection to have a little refresher on the historical timelines of Islam from the birth of the Prophet onwards, not forgetting that Islam spread to India and China, both of which aspects of Islamic cultural spread are well illustrated in the exhibition. This is a Michelin three star of a gallery. It's worth a trip to Copenhagen just to spend a couple of days absorbed in it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mobile299492 wrote a review Jan 2020
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World class collection of Islamic art. I was incredibly impressed by the beauty of many of the artefacts and talent and skill of the people who made them.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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JohanesS wrote a review Dec 2019
Askersund, Sweden13 contributions4 helpful votes
Remarkable collection of items. Though I found the islamic part, floor 3-4, interesting I did enjoy the European part most. It is all shown in a very nice and calm environment. The guides are allways close and eager to help out
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Date of experience: December 2019
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nisso wrote a review Dec 2019
Skive, Denmark58 contributions9 helpful votes
If you are interested in islamic history and art, you will enjoy this collection. There is more to see in this little free of charge museum.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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