The history of Fuglsang Kunstmuseum

Billede af Fuglsang Kunstmuseum i solskin med dam i forgrunden. Foto Finn Brasen

1887
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 (1842-1914)
 
1890
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 Carlsberg Foundation.
 
1930er Jahre
Plans for an annexe to the museum in Maribo to house the growing art collection.
 
1942-1944
The annexe is realized after drawings by the architect Einar Ørnsholt (1887-1978)
 
1966
The art collection is separated out under the name Lolland-Falster Museum of Art. A new focus on art on paper.
 
1970
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)
 
1979
The museum engages its first director with training in art history. A new focus on contemporary art.
 
1984
The museum receives Head of Department Erik C. Mengel's (1908-1983) art bequest of 166 artworks from c. 1930-1960.

1989
The museum changes its name to the Storstrøm Museum of Art. Fewer but larger art acquisitions.
 
2004
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.
 
2005
The international architectural competition is won by the English architect Tony Fretton (b. 1945)
 
2006
The construction of the new museum building begins.

2007
The construction is completed and the museum changes its name to Fuglsang Kunstmuseum (Fuglsang Art Museum).
 
2008
The Fuglsang Art Museum opens to the public.