A tour of the conservation studios (paintings, art on paper, contemporary art and sculpture)
and CATS – Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation.

Home to more than 260,000 artworks, the collections house 700 years of art and art history, from early European Renaissance to cutting-edge contemporary art. On view are works by some of the greatest figures from art history, including: Mantegna, Cranach, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt and many more; Danish and Nordic art from the birth of Danish painting to the Golden Age and through to the dawn of modernism; modern art from the 20th century and the very latest contemporary art; and finally French art which includes some of the museum’s most famous works by artists including Picasso, Braque, Derain and Matisse.

The history of the museum is inextricably bound up with the history of the art collections amassed by Danish monarchs. In 1849 the royal collections became state property as a result of the abolition of absolute monarchy. Together with the king’s collections of paintings and sculptures – also known as The Royal Collection of Paintings – the museum also became home to the Royal Collection of Graphic Art and the Royal Cast Collection. The Royal Collection of Graphic Art is one of the oldest collections of graphic art in the world, comprising drawings, watercolours, etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, photographs, and other forms of art on paper.

CATS specialises in interdisciplinary research into artists’ materials and techniques. It was set up in collaboration between SMK, the National Museum of Denmark, and the School of Conservation at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.


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