Ministry of Culture (Denmark)

Headquarters of The Ministry of Culture Denmark

The Ministry of Culture Denmark (Danish: Kulturministeriet) is a ministry of the Danish Government, with responsibility for culture, sport and media.


The Ministry is located at Gammel Strand on Nybrogade opposite Slotsholmen. Originally, it was a three-winged building. Construction started in 1729. In 1765, it was expanded with the complex with a new wing facing the canal which was designed was added by architect Philip de Lange (c. 1705-1766). The building served from 1759 to c. 1950 as site of the Royal Pawn (Det Kongelige Assistenshus).[1]

The Danish Ministry of Culture was founded in 1961 with Julius Bomholt as its first cultural minister. In 1962, the Ministry of Culture moved in after the building had undergone a thorough restoration.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Rikke Tønnes. "Philip de Lange". Den Store Danske, Gyldendal. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Gammel Strand – København". Museum of Copenhagen. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
  3. ^ "Kulturministeriet". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-01-22.

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