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 unmatched in most parts of the western world; it’s on par with institutions such as the Metropolitan, Victoria & Albert, and the British Museum,” says curator Joachim Meyer. “For visitors from abroad, it’s also a chance to experience a Danish bourgeois home from the 19th century and that, together with the collection of Danish art, is something many appreciate.”

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