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Tuesday-Sunday 11-17
Monday closed
40 min from
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Bjørn Nørgaard’s sketches for the Queen’s tapestries


Exhibition of the sketches and cartoons by the Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard for the Queens tapestries at Christiansborg Palace. His work visualises 1000 years of Danish history in vivid colours and descriptive tableaus. The queen received the tapestries as a gift from the Danish business community for her 50th birthday in 1990.

The Large 1:1 cartons can be seen on KØS and represents the last and final process for the comprehensive project that was 10 years in the making and required between 30 to 50 weavers. The cartoons served as models for the weavers who executed the tapestries.