Ministry of Culture (Denmark)

Headquarters of The Ministry of Culture Denmark

The Ministry of Culture Denmark (Danish: Kulturministeriet) is a ministry of the Danish Government, with responsibility for culture, sport and media.


The Ministry is located at Gammel Strand on Nybrogade opposite Slotsholmen. Originally, it was a three-winged building. Its construction started in 1729. In 1765, it was expanded with the complex with a new wing facing the canal which was designed was added by architect Philip de Lange (c. 1705-1766). The building served from 1759 to c. 1950 as site of the Royal Pawn (Det Kongelige Assistenshus).[1]

The Danish Ministry of Culture was founded in 1961 with Julius Bomholt as its first minister.[2] In 1962, the ministry moved in after the building had undergone a thorough restoration.[3][4]

Agencies and institutions


Educational institutions

Associated institutions

See also


  1. ^ Rikke Tønnes. "Philip de Lange". Den Store Danske. Gyldendal.
  2. ^ Tania Ørum (2016). "Culture Wars in Denmark". In Tania Ørum; Jesper Olsson (eds.). A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975. Leiden; Boston: Brill Rodopi. p. 106. ISBN 978-90-04-36174-4.
  3. ^ "Gammel Strand – København". Museum of Copenhagen. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Kulturministeriet". Gyldendal. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

External links

  • KUM English – Official website.
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