Kasper Monrad, senior research curator



A tribute to Kasper Monrad is posted here (in Danish).



The Collection and Research department
Tel.: +4525527222

Research area

Danish and international art 1780-1900.

Other area of responsibility

The Gallery's international co-opereation, amongst others The American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst (AFSMK).

The curriculum vitae of Kasper Monrad

Selected publications

"The Copenhagen School of Painters 1830-1860", in: Is that Biedermeier? Amerling, Waldmüller, and More, Hirmer Verlag, Vienna 2016. Also in German.

"Eckersberg on the European Stage", in: Eckersberg, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen 2015. Also in Danish (2915), French (2016), German (2016).

"At male stilheden/Painting Tranquility", in: Vilhelm Hammershøi, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen 2015.

"As Time Passed by Came Sunset. Christen Købke’s 'View of Lake Sortedam', its Genesis and Colour Changes’", with Troels Filtenborg et al., in: Science and Art. The Painted Surface. Ch. 17, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge 2014. 

"Det nære og det fjerne", in: Sidsel Maria Søndergaard (ed.), Martinus Rørbye. Det nære og det fjerne, Øregaard Museum, Hellerup 2014.

Dansk guldalder. Lyset, landskabet og hverdagslivet, Gyldendal, Copenhagen 2013.

Vilhelm Hammershøi and Europa. National Gallery of Denmark & Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich 2012.

Bob Dylan. The Brazil Series. National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen 2010.

C.W. Eckersberg – dansk malerkunsts fader. in collaboration with Peter Michael Hornung, Forlaget Palle Fogtdal, Copenhagen 2005.

All publications

Selected exhibitions

Nordic Highlights. National Gallery of Denmark 2017.

A  Beautiful Lie - Eckersberg. National Gallery of Denmark 2015.

Hammershøi and Europe. National Gallery of Denmark 2012.

Bob Dylan. The Brazil Series. National Gallery of Denmark 2010.

Turner og tidens natursyn. National Gallery of Denmark 2004.

Henri Matisse. Fire store samlere. National Gallery of Denmark 1999.

Christen Købke, National Gallery of Denmark 1996.

The Golden Age of Danish Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1993-94.

Mellem guder og helte. Historiemaleriet i Rom, Paris og København 1770-1820, National Gallery of Denmark 1990.

Contributions to conferences and seminars

“Aspects of Christen Købke's painting technique: from drawing via oil sketch to the final painting” (in collaboration with Jørgen Wadum and Mikkel Scharff), lecture at Technical Bulletin 30th Anniversary Conference, The National Gallery, London, 18. September 2009.

“Christian Tetzen-Lund and Johannes Rump. Two Collectors and their Choice of Matisse’s Portraits”, lecture at the seminar “Matisse: People, Masks, Models” in Warburg Haus, Hamburg, 5. March 2008.

”Johannes Rump and his Donation of French Modernist Art to the Statens Museum for Kunst”, lecture held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York as part of the ICFA Conference with the theme ”Private collectors and their donations” 24. October 2002.

Participation in the symposium at Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, about ”The Plein-Air Landscape. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Oil Sketches”, 26. October 2002.

”Early Danish Open-air Painting”, lecture held at The Fine Arts Institute, New York University, New York, 1. November 2001.

”Caspar David Friedrich and some Danish Moonwatchers”, lecture held in connection with the exhibition at Moonwatchers at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2. November 2001.

”Die dänischen und norddeutschen Maler – Gemeinsames und Trennendes”, lecture held at the symposium “Im Licht der Wirklichkeit. Die Beziehungen zwischen Dänemark und Norddeutschland in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts”, in Warburg Haus, Hamburg 26. January 2000.

”Erkendelse gennem billeder. Billedkunstens bidrag til humanismen i samfundet”, lecture at the symposium Humanismen i Samfundet: Videnskab og Værdier i Videnskabernes Selskab, Copenhagen 2. April 2000.

”History and Danish Golden Age Painting”, lecture held at a symposium at the University of Copenhagen in connection with Golden Days in Copenhagen, September 1996.

”Kunstlivet i Rom 1800-1820 set med danske malerøjne”, lecture held at a Nordic seminar about the Nordic artists in Rome in the 19th. century by the Nordic institutes in Rome January 1996.

Lecture ”Tyske forbindelser” held at a seminar at National Gallery of Denmark November 1992.


Official duties and posts

  • Member of the Board of Directors of The American Friends of Statens Museum for Kunst since 2009
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Øregaard Museum since 2004
  • Member of the scientific committee for the exhibition Paysages d’Italie. Les peintres du plein air de 1780 à 1830/Un paese incantato. Italia dipinta da Thomas Jones a Corot. Grand Palais, Paris & Palazzo del Te, Mantova 2001 (from 1999-2001).

Grants and awards

  • Ole Haslund’s Artist’s Foundation’s Honorary Grant 2008
  • Carl Jacobsen’s Museum Staff grant 1996 and 1999
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