Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Exhibitions on Queen Margrethe in Hillerød and Viborg

In two months Queen Margrethe II will celebrate her 70th birthday and on that occasion the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace (pictured above) in Hillerød, just north of Copenhagen, will arrange the exhibition “Dronning af Danmark” (“Queen of Denmark”). Lasting from 10 April to 1 August, the exhibition will deal with her role as monarch and grand master of the royal orders as well as her work as a painter, scenographer and translator. The museum at Frederiksborg is also Denmark’s national portrait gallery and several official and private portraits of the Queen and other members of the royal family will therefore also be included in the exhibition.

http://www.frederiksborgmuseet.dk/default.asp?obj=norm&show=1&parent=848&objID=848 (in Danish)

Queen Margrethe the painter will be the focus of the retrospective exhibition “Dronning Margrethe II – Et livsværk” (“Queen Margrethe II - A Life’s Work”) at the Skovgaard Museum in Viborg, which will be shown between 8 April and 15 August, but the exhibition will also include water colours, decoupages, ecclesiastical textiles, scenography and drawings. A profusely illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

http://www.skovgaardmuseet.dk/KundeAspSider/Sider.asp?SID=11707 (in Danish)

Speaking of exhibitions in Denmark, Queen Margrethe and President Horst Köhler of Germany will today open the exhibition “Tro, styrke, kærlighed – Danmark/Sachsen 1548-1709” (“Faith, Power, Love - Denmark/Saxony 1548-1709” at Rosenborg Palace in Copenhagen. There were several dynastic alliances between the Denmark-Norway and Saxony and included in the exhibition are some of the fabulous gifts exchanged between the dynasties, on loan from the Dresden treasury. The exhibition will last to 24 May.

(in English)

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