Exhibition Opening: The Road to Palmyra

/ 19. September 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

At The Glyptotek, we are now opening The Road to Palmyra, the very first special exhibition in Denmark devoted to the culture of ancient Palmyra – an oasis city located in present-day Syria.

The exhibition takes The Glyptotek’s unparalleled collection of ancient tomb sculptures from Palmyra as its point of departure. The tomb sculptures will be supplemented by items from the Roman Empire, photographs from the 19th century and a unique scenography including sound and images. In a time when globalisation, migration and cultural conflict permeate the agenda in many places in the modern world, Palmyra has again attracted attention with its fascinating history as one of the ancient world’s multicultural societies.

17.00. 17.00. Beer from Carlsberg and music by Future Female Sounds
17.15. 17.15. Welcome speech by Director Christine Buhl Andersen (Danish)
17.25. 17.25. Introduction to the exhibition by curator Anne Marie Nielsen (Danish)
17.40. 17.40. The exhibition is open

Read about the exhibition here

Remember that Picnic, the museum café, is open. On the night of the opening they are serving a dinner inspired by the cooking of the Middle East. Book here

115 DKK
Members: Free
Under 27/students with a valid Student ID: 85 DKK
Under 18: Free

Our sincere thanks for generous support for the exhibition from:
Augustinus Fonden
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond

Palmyra Syria

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Enjoy a delicious brunch or lunch at "Picnic" overlooking the Glyptotek's beautiful Winter Garden.


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