Flora Danica – University of Copenhagen

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Flora Danica

Closes on the 30th of December 2017

It started with a cloudberry plant. Later followed thousands of flowers, algea, and fungi which were sketched and printed for a magnificent work on wild plants native to Denmark: Flora Danica - a genuine 18th Century product of the Enlightenment, which came into being through collaboration among scientists, engravers, and artist during a period of 123 years.

Flora Danica

In the exhibition Flora Danica, the Natural History Museum tells the story of Flora Danica and presents a number of the original, hand-coloured prints side by side with interpretations of the old work by contemporary Danish artists.

You can experience

  • New works by Danish artist Tal R, Marianne Grønnow, John Kørner, Peter Holst Henckel et al.
  • The very first Flora Danica plate.
  • The original copper plates.
  • Unpublished Flora Danica plates.
  • The Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Service.