09 October - 27 February 2011. Many people are aware that Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has always enjoyed an interest in history and art. With this exhibition, the National Museum reveals the queen to be a passionate and knowledgeable archaeologist.
Margrethe studied archaeology in Cambridge and her first dig was in Italy in the late 1950s with her grandfather King Gustav IV of Sweden.
The exhibition includes original artefacts found by the queen as well as some of her sketches made during excavations, life-size photographs and footage of the queen as a young woman. The experience is made all the more intimate by a recording of the queen's voice which guides visitors through the museum.
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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Archaeology
Nationalmuseet, Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 København, tel. +4533134411