Hermod Lannung Museum Foundation and the Gallery
In 1984 Hermod Lannung set up a Museum Foundation, thereby allocating considerable funds to safeguarding Denmark’s cultural heritage. Funds from the Museum Foundation have allowed the National Gallery of Denmark to acquire a number of important works of art for the collection.
The acquisition of many important works
We have the Hermod Lannung Museum Foundation to thank for the fact that the National Gallery of Denmark is now home to works such as View of Christianshavn’s Canal. Study for Three Ships. by Vilhelm Hammershøi, Cabaret by Cronhammer, and Jørgen Haugen Sørensen’s sculpture group That's Why They Call Them Dogs. The foundation has also provided generous support for the acquisition of the sculpture group Venus Mirrors Mirrors Venus by Bjørn Nørgaard.
Tomás Saraceno. Biospheres
In 2009 the foundation co-supported the acquisition of the huge sculptural piece Biospheres by Tomás Saraceno, a work created specifically for the Gallery’s Sculpture Street in connection with the exhibition Rethink Relations. The sculptures are floating, transparent globes made out of plastic and acrylic glass and see Saraceno seeking to render explicit the consequences inherent in the ongoing global changes and technological developments, offering up a positive, utopian rethinking of the ways in which we organise and use the world.