The Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection in Beijing

A selection of 211 pieces from the Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection is exhibited in Beijing from 5 December 2015 to 24 January 2016.

The Jewellery Collection was successfully exhibited at MoA, Museum of Art in Seoul from 13 October to 22 November 2015. Now the collection is to be exhibited at the Danish Cultural Center in Beijing, which recently opened in the city’s arts district 798.

The two exhibitions in South Korea and China are supported by the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Crafts and Design Grants, which is also responsible for buying new items for the jewellery collection. The exhibitions are co-funded and organized by the Museum of Art in Seoul, the Embassy of Denmark in Korea, the Danish Cultural Center in Beijing and the Danish Agency for Culture.

Four Danish jewellery artists help set up the exhibitions and have also been invited to give training courses at some of the leading jewellery design programmes in Seoul and Beijing. In this capacity, Pernille Mouritzen and Josefine Rønsholt Smith visit Beijing, and Janne Krogh Hansen and Helen Clara Hemsley visited Seoul in October.

The Danish Cultural Center

5 December 2015 – 24 January 2016
798 International Arts District, 706 Beiyi Jie, 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing 100025, China


13 October – 22 November 2015
Museum of Art, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea

The Jewellery Collection and the loan scheme

Since 1978, the Danish Arts Foundation has purchased jewellery created by Denmark’s leading experimental jewellery designers, and this exhibition therefore presents some of the finest Danish jewellery from the past five decades. In total, the collection numbers more than 300 pieces of jewellery.

There is considerable interest from abroad for exhibiting the Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection, and over the years, the collection has visited Mexico (2008), Iceland (2008) Hungary (2010) and other countries.

A unique aspect of jewellery is that is designed to be worn. Most of the jewellery in the Danish Arts Foundation’s collection is included in the loan scheme launched in 2007, which means that Danish nationals taking part in a public event can borrow a piece of jewellery for the occasion. Like the other works of art purchased by the Danish Arts Foundation, the jewellery in the collection can thus reach a public audience.

You can read more about the loan scheme and explore the jewellery collection at

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