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The Harbour Past and Present – A Photography Exhibition

May 29th: Pop-up photography exhibition about life in the harbour with historical images and brand-new photographs taken by Copenhageners.

 During recent years, the harbour of Copenhagen has been transformed from an industrial dock to a recreational space with housing and businesses developing at an incredible rate. In the extensive photography archives at the Museum of Copenhagen, there is a vast number of images of the city’s harbour areas from a century ago up to today. A selection of these historical images have provided the background for a photography competition run by the museum in collaboration with Copenhagen Photo Festival, which forms the basis for the exhibition. In the competition, we asked Copenhageners to visit the places documented in the archive and interpret them in their own photos as they look today. The results can be seen at the summer exhibition held at Culture House Islands Brygge and on the pylons along the waterfront at Kalvebod Bølge, as well as digitally at Copenhagen Museum’s WALL at Dantes Plads and online. 

On the opening day of the exhibition, the three best photographs in the competition will be announced at a small award ceremony at 3pm.

Where: Culture House Islands Brygge

When: May 29th – July 1st 2016 from 8.30 - 23.00

Citizens as Part of Museum Development

The exhibition and photography competition are part of the run-up to the new Copenhagen Museum, which will open in the spring of 2018. Part of the material from the competition could even become part of the sections of the museum dealing with Copenhagen’s most recent past.