The history of Fuglsang Kunstmuseum
A decision is made to form an art collection in connection with
the founding of the Maribo Museum (today the Lolland-Falster
Museum), at the initiative of among others the brewer Carl Jacobsen
The museum in Maribo opens to the public. The art collection
consists of plaster casts and borrowed paintings. In the following
decades these are supplemented with the museum's own acquisitions
and dona-tions of art, from 1902 on from among others the New
Plans for an annexe to the museum in Maribo to house the growing
The annexe is realized after drawings by the architect Einar
The art collection is separated out under the name Lolland-Falster
Museum of Art. A new focus on art on paper.
The Graphics Hall is inaugurated on the model of the Royal
Collection of Prints and Drawings (Statens Museum for Kunst/The
National Gallery of Denmark). The furnishings are designed by the
furniture designer Rigmor Andersen (1903-1995)
The museum engages its first director with training in art
history. A new focus on contemporary art.
The museum receives Head of Department Erik C. Mengel's
(1908-1983) art bequest of 166 artworks from c. 1930-1960.
The museum changes its name to the Storstrøm Museum of Art. Fewer
but larger art acquisitions.
Realdania, Storstrøm County, the EU's Objective 2 funding and the
municipalities on Lolland and Falster pledge support to the
construction of a new art museum at Fuglsang Manor.
The international architectural competition is won by the English
architect Tony Fretton (b. 1945)
The construction of the new museum building begins.
The construction is completed and the museum changes its name to
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum (Fuglsang Art Museum).
The Fuglsang Art Museum opens to the public.