The Glyptotek Brings the Secrets of Art to Life with Sound
Art shouldn’t only be seen. Art should heard, felt and experienced. The Glyptotek’s new interpretation project, Listen! will provide visitors with an opportunity to ‘listen to the museum’ and enjoy a closer, more innovative, sensory encounter with its works than they are used to.
The Glyptotek is packed with impressive statues and paintings by great artists, and tucked away in all of them are marvellous stories we cannot see with the naked eye. Using specially-designed audio stories, the Glyptotek will now release those hidden stories.
The Glyptotek will be creating audio stories and podcasts for both its special and its permanent exhibitions. There will be audio experiences for visitors of all ages.
Special events will also be announced in the calendar here.
Listen! was made possible with generous funding from Bikubenfonden.
Audio art experiences
Explore the permanent exhibitions while listening to stories about the art, featuring soundscapes created by the podcast pioneers Third Ear and the sound designer Peter Albrechtsen.
Throughout the Glyptotek, there will be 18 different listening stations to whisk you off on sensory trips to ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire and 19th-century Paris. Learn all about the art, history and architecture of the Glyptotek and get answers to questions you never thought of asking.
There are listening stations for both children and adults. In the children’s listening stations, children will be invited to put on headphones and caress marble, feel the paint on paintings or stroke the bronze from the foundry. Meanwhile, adults will be invited to board Emperor Caligula’s floating palaces, to enter the magical world of hieroglyphs or to join Manet for some peculiar absinthe cocktails.
You can pick up a small LISTEN! guide at the ticket office.
In our special exhibition, Bes. Demon God – Protector of Egypt visitors to the museum can enjoy a really close encounter with Bes. A brand new feature, devised specially for this exhibition, is a fantastical musical universe, which visitors can experience in a special family room.
Here, they can hear Bes singing songs and talking about his many different roles – as a soldier, a protector and a dancer. What is more, we have actually invited Bes into the studio to appear in a fantasy radio programme ‘Music of the Gods’ on the radio channel Radio Glyp. The music was newly composed for the exhibition by the composer/musician Emil Jensen.