The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Black Diamond library Copenhagen

Inside Denmark’s national library, known as The Black Diamond, is hidden a real treat. Upstairs is a collection of their most treasured possessions, which is pretty amazing in itself, but the crazy pop art interpretation given to it all by Russian artist Andrey Bartenev makes it a real spectacle.

Black Diamond library Copenhagen

Books, manuscripts, scores and pamphlets are on display including a fragment of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, an original Bach score, colourful manuscripts from the 15th Century, and of course some original Hans Christian Anderson works. But it’s the pop art fun that really makes the room come alive.

Black Diamond Library Copenhagen

And don’t forget to check out the drawers at the back for some more hidden treats including colourful Matisse envelopes…

Matisse Black Diamond Copenhagen

The Royal Library, Copenhagen

Soren Kierkegaard Plads, 1

FREE until December 31 2015


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