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Christine Løvmand, "A Bouquet of Flowers at the Foot of a Tree. On a Branch Hangs a Wreath of Flowers", 1832, SMK - National Gallery of Denmark

Christine Løvmand, "A Bouquet of Flowers at the Foot of a Tree. On a Branch Hangs a Wreath of Flowers", 1832, SMK - National Gallery of Denmark

"The Green Branch" - Intriguing Tales from the Park Museums

In the Park Museums’ podcasts "The Green Branch" you can listen to exciting stories about art, natural science and Danish history all of which are part of the six spectacular Park Museums in the heart of Copenhagen (in Danish only). The area is the green museum district of the Danish capital.

The Green Branch #1 : Witchcraft, Horoscopes and Unicorn Horns
Witchcraft and mythical beasts! In this episode of the Park Museums’ podcast, we will travel far back in time, to the 17th century, when superstition and pondering the universe prevail in Denmark. Here we will meet King Christian IV (1577-1648), who built Rosenborg Castle, and his physician, the antiquarian Ole Worm (1588-1654), who founded Denmark's first natural history collection, which later became Natural History Museum Denmark. Today, these collections are two of the six spectacular Park Museums located around the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen.

Cast: Curator at Rosenborg Castle, Peter Kristiansen, and Head of Communications and Public Engagement Programmes at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Anne Katrine Gerløff
Host: Rikke Mia Skovdal
Editor: Iben Bjurner
Intro music: Anna Svensmark Møller

Sources: ”The King’s Astrologer - Tycho Brahe's Horoscope for Christian IV, Yearbook / Technical Museum of Denmark, Volume 46 (2000)

 Duration: 34:51 minutes

På den grønne gren #2: Kærlighed til kunsten: Hirschsprungs og Davids skønne samlinger

Med cash på kontoen og kunst i hjertet blev Heinrich (1836-1908) og Pauline Hirschsprung (1845-1912) nogle af Danmarks store kunstsamlere i slutningen af 1800-tallet. Den smukke Hirschsprungske Samling – deres private samling af samtidskunst – slog dørene op i 1911, og i dette afsnit af Parkmuseernes podcast åbner porten til deres lille himmerige sig.

Vi skal også blive klogere på ”naboen” Christian Ludvig David (1878-1960), som grundlagde den fantastiske Davids Samling i Kronprinsessegade lige over for Kongens Have. Han var livet igennem en dedikeret kunstsamler og passede og plejede sine fine perler af islamisk og dansk 1800-tals kunst, som var det hans børn.

Medvirkende: Rasmus Kjærboe, museumsinspektør ved Den Hirschsprungske Samling, og Joachim Meyer, museumsdirektør på Davids Samling
Vært: Rikke Mia Skovdal
Redaktør: Iben Bjurner
Intro-musik: Anna Svensmark Møller
Oplæser af brev: Luise Kirsten Skov

Varighed: 33:06 minutter

Lyt også til otte inspirerende, underfundige og interessante historier om Parkmuseerne her. Træerne i Kongens Have fortæller historier via observationer, de har gjort sig gennem deres 400-årige liv i parken - lige fra vovemodige linedansere til vogtende løver med munden fuld af mønter!