Behind | 19.jun.2012
The National Gallery of Denmark appointed museum of the year!
For the first time ever the National Gallery of Denmark has received Denmark’s largest and most prestigious museum award – the Danish Museum Award, which is accompanied by a cash prize of DKK 500,000 (EUR 67,000). The Gallery receives the award for its presentation of its permanent collections, which span 700 years of art.
From the jury’s statement:
“The National Gallery of Denmark receives the 2012 Danish Museum Award for its resounding and successful efforts to revitalise its collections in terms of weighty art historical research and audience-orientation alike. The reinvention and rehang of the permanent collection, of which the final stage was recently completed, is an ideal example of how these two different and crucial areas can form a harmonious greater whole.”
The recipients of the award are selected by the Bikuben Foundation jury; the National Gallery of Denmark is the 11th museum to receive the award.
The Gallery’s director, Karsten Ohrt says: “We are very pleased to win this particular award because it is awarded for comprehensive professionalism in all aspects of museum work. We have strengthened and raised our art historical profile. We have come far within the realm of digital communication and ventured down new roads in our education activities. We have striven to open up our house to the world to create a generous museum. This prestigious award gives us added motivation to continue our course.”
Why the Gallery won the award – see pictures and read more
Read Karsten Ohrt’s acceptance speech in its entirety
Three employees – three focus areas
Read about the Bikuben Foundation’s Museum Awards
- By: Anne T. Skovbo Petersen