"A Modern Royal Household" is an exhibition of the exceptional restoration and contemporary artistic decoration of Frederik VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg, Copenhagen. The Palace is the new residence of the Danish Crown Prince and Crown Princess. The exhibition displays the progress of the restoration, from the early drafts of the involved artists, craftsmen and architects, to the final result. The restoration as well as the artistic decoration are a significant example of the skills of Danish craftsmanship, architecture and art. The Royal Family made a notable choice of inviting ten Danish contemporary artists to decorate a number of rooms in the Palace, which gives the culture-historical building a remarkable modern touch. The Danish artists Kasper Bonnén, Tal R, John Kørner og Olafur Eliasson have contributed to the project along with other Danish artists. "A Modern Royal Household" focuses on the artistic decoration of the Palace.
The exhibition presents the public to a notable insight in the maintenance and development of a piece of Danish cultural heritage. At the same time, the exhibition shows the high standards of Danish craftsmanship, art and architecture. Last, but not least, "A Modern Royal Household" presents the way in which a modern, royal family with four children lives in 2011.
Organized in cooperation with the Danish Cultural Institute Benelux, Klaus Bondam, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org