vendredi 2 mars 2012

LA COLLECTION CHRISTIAN LUDWIG DAVID : L'UNE DES PLUS GRANDES COLLECTIONS D'ART ISLAMIQUE EN EUROPE


David died in Copenhagen on April 18, 1960. He was buried at Marienborg.
As he had never married or fathered children, David left his entire estate to the C.L. David Foundation and Collection. This secured the future of the art collection, and its free access to all.
At his request, the Marienborg country estate was willed to the Danish State, to be used as the summer residence of the country’s prime or foreign minister. The State officially took over Marienborg in January 1962.
Since 1960, the exhibition space of the museum has increased significantly. The collections have continued to expand, particularly that of Islamic art, which is now the museum's largest collection, making it Scandinavia’s largest collection of Islamic art and probably one of the most important in Europe. It now consists of 4,000 Islamic works of art, including c. 350 coins, presented in 20 sections divided chronologically. There are three special galleries, which concentrate on Islamic miniatures, calligraphy, and textiles