January 21st – March 12th 2017
The Danish Museum of Photography displays a new photo exhibition with photographs from the museum’s collection – and they are for sale.
Due to cutbacks in the municipal budget, The Danish Museum of Photography needs capital to keep the museum going in 2017. Therefore, the museum board has decided to sell a selection of photographs from the permanent collection.
Throughout its 32 years, the museum has acquired photographs from many of the photographers, who has exhibited in the museum’s gallery. By now, the museum owns a comprehensive collection of national and international photographs. The exhibition displays photography from about 25 photographers, and among them are well-renowned artists such as Kirsten Klein, Susan de Witt, Viggo Rivad, Heinrich Heidersberger, Albert Steiner, Harry Opstrup, Emil Schildt, and Håkan Strand.
– This is probably one of the most varied exhibitions, which The Danish Museum of Photography has ever displayed, also regarding the scope of time. We exhibit both old, classic and modern photographs; from the 1930ies and 1940ies to the present time, Museum Manager Bjarne Meldgaard declares.
– However, the photographs also share common features. They are all high-quality art photography with motives spanning from landscapes to social depictions, and from portraits to ingenious and inventive art from the darkroom. Every single photography is a one-of-a-kind object, explains Bjarne Meldgaard.
– Naturally, it is deeply regrettably that the museum’s financial position is so serious that we must sell out from our collection to keeping the museum going in 2017. On a positive note, this gives our visitors the chance of a buying art photography of the highest level at reasonable prices, Bjarne Meldgaard concludes.
The Danish Museum of Photography hosts a special arrangement 19th of January, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., where you can buy the photographs after the first come, first served principle. All are invited, without commitment to buy. You can bring home your purchases straight away.
The Danish Museum of Photography closes at the end of the year 2017, as it has been impossible to secure the future financial foundation.