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The fruit of the labour of one of the city's significant collectors, this unusual museum is well worth a visit.

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The David Collection

An interesting collection of Islamic art.

One of the largest collections of Islamic art in the whole of northern Europe is to be found in Copenhagen, and can be a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon. The amazing David collection is a small museum founded by lawyer and art collector Christian Ludvig David at the beginning of the twentieth century. The building, on the Kronprinsessegade road, houses objects, miniatures, textiles, medieval ceramics and scrolls relating to Islamic art from the 8th to the 19th century. These were collected by the lawyer collected during his lifetime and then donated to the Danish state. It is organized in chronological and geographical orders, the objects are organized by material and context. The David collection is divided into three permanent exhibitions: Islamic Art, from Spain to India, the eighteenth century European collection and the First Danish Modernism Collection.



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