How Danish museums are adapting during the lockdown

Goodies await on the doorstep
April 1st, 2020 4:17 pm| by Valmira Gjoni
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In times of isolation with few choices for entertainment, museums are adapting in various ways to support the people in these extraordinary times.

The good news is that exhibitions from some of the world’s most famous museums – from Copenhagen to London and Seoul – are just a click away at zero cost.

Free modelling kits for kids @Thorvaldsen’s Museum
On the occasion of Thorvaldsen’s 250th birthday throughout 2020, the museum is providing free portrait modelling kits for children to explore and develop their artistic talents at home.

The bags, which contain clay and other materials for creating small sculptures, will be waiting to be picked up for free on the stairs in front of the museum from today (April 1) and all weekdays from 11:00 – 13:00.

Remember to keep a safe distance from others when picking them up. On the museum’s website you will find guidance to how to use the modelling kit through a link.

Online activities @Danish Architecture Center
Stuck at home during the Easter holidays? Explore the city’s Vesterbro neighbourhood using a new guide, learn more about internationally-renowned Danish architecture and pay a virtual visit to BIG’s popular show. All these can be found at the Danish Architecture Center’s website.

The brand-new guide of DAC through its application introduces ten vibrant places that you can explore online: from historic Humleby, Carlsberg City and the hip Meatpacking District to the heart of Vesterbro’s 100-year-old Enghaveparken.

The virtual tour of the exhibition FORMGIVING, presented by the world-renowned Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), offers an architectural journey across time from the Big Bang to Singularity. With 70+ BIG projects around the world, you’ll experience borderless creativity from the comfort of your couch. Explore BIG’s Virtual Exhibition.

Expand your knowledge about architectural history by visiting the large database of DAC. In-depth articles about exciting cases collected from across the country are selected as a starting point.

S e Dorthe Mandrup Wadden Sea Trio Logitech

Test yourself with DACs BIG Quiz: How well do you Bjarke Ingels and BIG

Case: Ku.Be: Culture and movement house in Frederiksberg

C amp Adventure: When nature and architecture coupled

Online exhibitions @SMK
With collections dating back to King Christian II and the mid-16th century, the National Gallery of Denmark offers digitalised exhibitions and a collection of selected paintings.

Through the digital companion of the exhibition ‘Art’ in the making, SMK provides its visitors with insight on how a work of art comes into existence.

Visit artsandculture.google.com and get a little culture while at home.

The world is your oyster
Google Arts and Culture in co-operation with 2,500 museums and galleries around the world offers exhibitions and virtual tours to help people cope with staying home.

The world’s most famous museums, from New York to Japan, allow visitors to walk virtually through dozens of popular works and artefacts exhibited online through Google.

Visit artsandculture.google.com to find a A-Z list and travel the world from your living room.