HCA NEWS Official Andersen opening at the Royal Library

On Tuesday 15 March, the opening took place at the Royal Library in Copenhagen of the exhibitions entitled "H.C. Andersen's Theatre Dreams" and "Shadow Pictures - The Saxon Alps in Poetry, Painting and Photography". HRH Princess Alexandria presided over the opening.

By awk - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 16 March 2005

The Royal Library in Copenhagen celebrates the Andersen bicentenary with a wealth of Andersen events of which - among other things - these two exhibitions are sponsored by the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation. At the opening the exhibitions were presented to an audience of almost 400 people - followed by different performances for instance by actors Christian Steffensen and Folmer Rubæk and musicians Allan Andersen and Fuzzy.

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"H.C. Andersen's Theatre Dreams" is the title of the main feature exhibition at the Royal Library in celebration of the Andersen bicentenary. The exhibition focuses on the lesser known aspects of Hans Christian Andersen and reflects on his relationship with the arts and artists, such as I. P. E. Hartmann and August Bournonville (all born in 1805). But lesser geniuses from the world of ballet and music are also featured. The exhibition draws on the collections of the Royal Library as well as those of other institutions abroad and at home.

Søjlesalen, 11 March - 22 October 2005.
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm, Sunday closed.
Public lecture on the exhibitions by exhibition curator Knud Arne Jürgensen, Wednesday 20 April at 7 pm, Blixensalen. Entrance fee: DKK 50.
Free for members of Diamantklubben.

"Shadow Pictures - The Saxon Alps in Poetry, Painting and Photography" at the National Museum of Photography. This major exhibition reflects the theme 'The Mountains of the Saxon Alps' seen through the eyes of the poet, the painter and the photographer. Andersen's first grand European tour brought him to Germany, 16 May - 23 June 1831. Andersen was passionate in keeping a travelogue, and on his return he wrote an extensive travel book on his impressions. The exhibition at the National Museum of Photography will be subdivided into two areas: a visual part with paintings by Casper David Friedrich and the circle of artists to which he belonged as well as photographs by Hermann Krone. Additionally, an audio-section is featured with readings of Andersen's travelogue entries, etc. Following the exhibition in Copenhagen, the exhibition will travel to the Münchner Stadtmuseum and the Stadtmuseum Dresden.
The National Museum of Photography, 11 March - 28 May 2005.
Monday - Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm, Sunday closed.
Public lecture on the exhibition by curator Ursula Fugmann on Wednesday 30 March at 7 pm, Blixensalen. Entrance fee DKK 50.
Free for members of Diamantklubben.


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