Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering - Arkitektskolen
|Website||Schools of Visual Arts of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts|
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Danish : Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi - Billedkunst Skolerne) has provided education in the arts for more than 250 years, playing its part in the development of the art of Denmark.
The Royal Danish Academy of Portraiture, Sculpture, and Architecture in Copenhagen was inaugurated on 31 March 1754, and given as a gift to the King Frederik V on his 31st birthday.
Its name was changed to the Royal Danish Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture in 1771. At the same event, Johann Friedrich Struensee introduced a new scheme in the academy to encourage artisan apprentices to take supplementary classes in drawing so as to develop the notion of "good taste". The building boom resulting from the Great Fire of 1795 greatly profited from this initiative.
In 1814 the name was changed again, this time to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. It is still situated in its original building, the Charlottenborg Palace, located on the Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. The School of Architecture has been situated in former naval buildings on Holmen since 1996.
The academy is larger and better funded than the Jutland Art Academy and Funen Art Academy, which offer similar programs.
It teaches and conducts research on the subjects of painting, sculpting, architecture, graphics, photography, performance,and video and in the history of those subjects.
The academy is under the administration of the Danish Ministry of Culture.
The School of Architecture, Design and Conservation is separated from Schools of Visual arts and therefore is a different institution(KADK)
The School of Visual Arts
The School of Architecture
|1771||1772||Carl Gustaf Pilo|
|1777||1779||Caspar Frederik Harsdorff|
|1801||1809||Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard|
|1809||1810||Christian August Lorentzen|
|1811||1818||Christian Frederik Hansen|
|1821||1827||Christian Frederik Hansen|
|1827||1829||Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg|
|1830||1833||Christian Frederik Hansen|
|1844||1849||Jørgen Hansen Koch|
|1850||1853||Herman Wilhelm Bissen|
|1857||1863||Jens Adolf Jerichau|
|1917||1920||Hermann Baagøe Storck|
|1974||Individual directors for the schools|
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