Japanese art, design and influence


Learning from Japan is the major exhibition for this year at Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen.

It includes items added to the collection in the early years of the museum when it was first established in the late 19th century and then looks at how Japanese art inspired artists, designers and collectors in Denmark; how Danish craftsmen and artists first travelled to Japan to study there and also looks at how Danish design has been appreciated in Japan.

The exhibition includes prints, ceramics, textiles and furniture from the collections of the museum as well as jewellery and sword fittings.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a major book, Influences from Japan in Danish Art and Design by Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, formerly Chief Librarian and Deputy Director of the museum, has been published by The Danish Architectural Press.



The exhibition continues at Designmuseum Danmark through to September 2017