The National Museum as an organisation

The National Museum is Denmark’s state, cultural historical main museum, covering both Denmark and foreign cultures. The National Museum wishes to make its rich collections as accessible as possible, so that they can form an inspiring basis for research, teaching, understanding and interpretation of cultural history.

The National Museum carries out a number of key tasks on a national level, within the following areas in particular: archaeology, cultural anthropology, numismatics, ethnography, natural science, conservation, communication, advice on church restoration, handling of treasure trove (‘danefæ’) and loan of the museum’s objects.