Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs Foundations and the Gallery
Thanks to a generous donation of DKK 44.5 million from the Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs Foundation, the heavy and excluding baroque garden, which has marked the entrance way to the National Gallery of Denmark since 1919, will over the next few years be transformed into a recreational area and become an integrated part of the surrounding city space. In the future, the garden in the front of the museum and the entry way will become a more contemporary urban area that all of Copenhagen can enjoy.
New museum garden - new museum quarter
But the donation from the Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs Foundation goes much farther than the entryway to the National Gallery of Denmark. The new area in front of the Gallery is intended to become part of a much greater plan to establish a new museum quarter in Copenhagen, on a par with those in Berlin, New York, Washington and Vienna. The new entryway will allow the National Gallery of Denmark to open up towards Georg Brandes Plads and thereby invite the city’s people into its space.
When the entry to the Gallery becomes a recreational area...
After a few years, once the entryway to the National Gallery of Denmark has been transformed into an urban recreation area, where the pulse of the city hums and culture blooms, this will all be thanks to the Annie & Otto Johs. Detlef Foundation. Their gift is sure to bring joy to the National Gallery of Denmark and the city of Copenhagen.