Founded in 1945 by the Danish lawyer C. L. David, the David Collection is not an ordinary art museum. The collection is exhibited within its founder’s old townhouse in Kronprinsessegade and gives visitors a broad range of different and unexpected experiences. “The Islamic collection has a range and scope that is not matched in many places in the west; it’s on a level with that of institutions such as the Metropolitan, Victoria & Albert, and the British Museum,” curator Joachim Meyer explains, adding: “For visitors from abroad, it’s also a chance to experience what a Danish home looked like in the 19th century, and that, together with the collection of Danish art, is something many appreciate.”