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Publications abut the museum and the collections

Director's Choice Thorvaldsens Museum

By Stig Miss 2016, 80 pp. ill. 
Danish Edition. Tips from our 
former Director Stig Miss on 
Thorvaldsen and the museum. 
DKK 98 978 1 78551 064 9

Director's Choice Thorvaldsens Museum

Director's Choice Thorvaldsens Museum
By Stig Miss
2016, 80 pp. ill.
English Edition.
Tips from our former Director Stig Miss on Thorvaldsen and the museum.
DKK 98 978 1 78551 063 2

Gottlieb Bindesbøll; Denmark's First Modern Architect

By Peter Thule Kristensen
2013, 496 pp., ill.
Thorvaldsens Museum's architect was the young Michael Gottlieb Bindesbøll (1800 – 1856), who had stayed in Rome in the 1830s and was familiar with Thorvaldsen and his sculptures.
DKK 580 978 87 7407407 6

* Gottlieb Bindesbøll Danmarks første moderne arkitekt

By Peter Thule Kristensen
2013, 496 pp., ill.
Danish Edition
Thorvaldsens Museum's architect was the young Michael Gottlieb Bindesbøll (1800 – 1856), who had stayed in Rome in the 1830s and was familiar with Thorvaldsen and his sculptures.
DKK 580 978 87 740740 69

* Thorvaldsens Museum. Bygningen – farverne – lyset

By Bente Lange
2002, 175 pp., ill.
Lange presents the museum as a treasure trove of studies in space, colour and light, and in this book she turns the spotlight on the museum’s amazing conception and architecture.
DKK 299 87 7407 272 2

The Triumph of Art at Thorvaldsens Museum

By John W.G. Henderson
2005, 120 pp., ill.
The picture frieze around the museum façades, representing Thorvaldsen’s triumphant return to Copenhagen in 1838, has been an object of fascination since the museum was opened in 1848.
DKK 99 87 635 0132 5

* Thorvaldsens afstøbninger efter antikken og renæssancen

By Jan Zahle
2012, 188 pp., ill.
Hands, feet and faces in countless variations and sizes along with casts of some of the most famous works of sculpture in world art – Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Cast Collection was a treasure trove of inspiration for the world-famous sculptor.
DKK 99 978 87 7521 129 6

* Thorvaldsens antikke bronzer

By Torben Melander
2009, 229 pp., ill.
Torben Melander, former curator at the museum, provides a thorough and inspiring introduction to the history of this extensive collection, to the technical procedures for making the ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman bronze artefacts and to selected examples from the various periods and cultures.
DKK 99 978 87 7521 117 3

*2 + 1 Antikke smykker, lamper og masker i Thorvaldsens Museum

By Torben Melander
2006, 111 pp., ill.
The ancient jewellery, lamps and masks that form part of Thorvaldsen’s private Collection from ancient Egypt and Greece and the Roman Empire are often overlooked. This was made up for in 2006, when at a special exhibition the Museum put the spotlight on these artefacts. Read about earrings, oil lamps and the biggest collection of signet rings in Scandinavia.
DKK 99 87 7521 1122

* Thorvaldsens græske vaser

By Torben Melander
2006, 103 pp., ill.
Thorvaldsen’s collection of ancient Greek vases was created during the period the sculptor spent in Rome between 1797 and 1838. The exact spots on which they were discovered are only known in a small number of cases, but a considerable group is known to have been found in the Etruscan town of Vulci some 100 kilometres north of Rome.
DKK 99 87 7521 111 4

Thorvaldsen's Ancient Terracottas

By Julie Lejsgaard Christensen & Kristine Bøggild Johansen
2015, 223 pp., ill.
A Catalogue of the Ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman Terracottas in Thorvaldsens Museum.
DKK 249 978 87 7521 133 3

Thorvaldsen’s Ancient Sculptures

By Jane Fejfer and Torben Melander
2003, 147 pp., ill.
Catalogue of the numerous ancient sculptures in Thorvaldsen’s Collection of Antiquities on the first floor of the museum. The collection has remained intact since Thorvaldsen built it up in Rome between 1797 and 1838.
DKK 249 87 7521 102 5

Thorvaldsen’s Roman Lamps

By Torben Melander
2014, 136 p., ill.
A catalogue of The Ancient Roman Terracotta Lamps in Thorvaldsens Museum.
DKK 249 978 87 7521 002 2

* Thorvaldsens Antikker – en temmelig udvalgt samling

By Torben Melander
1993, 158 pp., ill.
Thorvaldsen’s collection of antiquities is made up of almost 10,000 artefacts. Here you can learn how the collection was established and find a description of 150 selected artefacts.
DKK 49 87 7521 163 0

* Damer og dyr, guder og helte. En historie fra det mærkelige museum

By Jørgen Aabenhus
Photo Jens Lindhe
2011, 208 p., ill.
Children's Book.
DKK 198 978 87 91984 16 7

* Biscuit efter Thorvaldsen

By Bredo Grandjean
1978, 64 pp., ill.
From 1838, the Royal Porcelain Manufactory and Bing & Grøndahl made a series of miniature versions of Thorvaldsen’s works in biscuit, i.e. hard fired, unglazed porcelain. The figures became very popular in their day and are today still regarded as collectors’ items.
DKK 69 87 7521 044 4

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum

Danemark - Thorvaldsens Museum
Fascicule I
Text in French
By Torben Melander
2000, 184 p., ill.
DKK 99 87 7521 088 6

L`Art statuarie égyptien au Musée Thorvaldsen

French edition
By Marie-Louise Buhl
2000, 70 p., ill.
DKK 99 87 7521 0924

* Omkring Thorvaldsens Kristus

By Anne-Mette Gravgaard and Eva Henschen
1996, 88 pp., ill.
Thorvaldsen’s statue of Christ is among the most famous of his works. This outline of places and countries in which this sculpture has been erected clearly shows its iconic status.
DKK 50 87 7521 076 2