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The Copenhagen Book

A THE ROYAL LIBRARY THE LIBRARY As the Danish National Library and the Museum of Books and Printing the Royal Library dates back to the 17th century. Library’ 50 great works are immersed in The library is situated between the a pop art jungle by Russian artist Andrey Library Garden and the waterfront. Bartenev : From Gutenberg’s bible and the notes of philosopher Søren THE BLACK DIAMOND Kierkegaard to the diaries of fairy tale The library extension from 1999, the author Hans Christian Andersen and Black Diamond, is an architecturally the world’s largest and most expensive daring new building in glass, concrete, book ‘Birds of America’. black granite, and steel. The building is shaped like a sculptural monolith – a ‘shrine’ dedicated to the national cultural heritage of the library. It houses library and exhibition areas, the Natio nal Museum of Photography and the Museum of Danish Cartoon Art, 179 a concert hall, conference rooms, restaurant, and café. In the new permanent exhibition ‘Treasures in The Royal Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8-22 Exhibitions Mon-Sat 10-19 Café Mon-Sat 8-19 Restaurant Mon-Sat 12-24 Reduced opening hours July/August Det kongelige bibliotek Søren Kierkegaards Plads· Copenhagen phone +45 3347 4747· www.densortediamant.dk


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