Collecting the modern: Ordrupgaard and the collection museums of modernist art

Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesis


The dissertation’s original contribution to research can roughly be defined as three-fold: (1) It defines this group of privately founded collection museums of modernist art, their characteristics and an original, well-grounded methodology to analyse them; (2) the dissertation gives the first comparative study of Ordrupgaard and interprets a large amount of relatively unknown material about the museum and the history of collecting modernist art in Denmark; (3) modernist art collecting is explained as performative: collecting seeks to generate meaning through display and it happens through networks.
Translated title of the contributionAt samle på det moderne: Ordrupgaard og samlermuseerne for modernistisk kunst
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages493
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016

Note re. dissertation

Ph.d afhandlingen er forsvaret den 30.6 2016.

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