8 Oct 2005-17 Apr 2006. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Denmarks liberation from Nazi occupation, the National Museum is hosting a major exhibition entitled Curfew which explores the daily life of the Danish people during the years 1940-45. The exhibition follows three strands or tracks, the main track representing the life of the average Dane, with two parallel sidetracks; one portraying the life of Resistance fighters and the other, that of Nazi collaborators towards the last year of the war and hence the end of the displays, these three tracks begin to converge, metaphorically reuniting those divided by the war and symbolising a return to normality. Peoples daily experiences are evoked through photographs, exhibits and films, illustrating the many ways in which individual freedoms were limited under the German occupation.
The museum is also presenting a variety of events including swing music concerts, cabaret shows and a fashion display of clothes altered or recycled during the war years. Danish wartime fare will be served at the museums restaurant followed by a cup of ersatz coffee, to give visitors a real taste of life in the 40s. Admission Dkk50 concessions Dkk40 Tues-Sun 10.00-17.00