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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Template:Lang-da) has provided a practice-oriented complement to the scholarly investigation of the arts carried out at Danish universities for more than 250 years, playing a crucial part in the development of the distinctive tradition of the art of Denmark.



The Royal Danish Academy of Portraiture, Sculpture, and Architecture in Copenhagen was inaugurated on March 31, 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 1711 and to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1814. 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 the oldest and most renowned place of higher learning in Denmark where art and research within the theoretical and technological areas are bound together. It is significantly larger and better funded than the Jutland Art Academy and Funen Art Academy, which offer similar programs.

The main objective is to teach and conduct research within the creative arts (painting, sculpting, architecture, graphics, photography, video, etc.) and in the theoretical and cultural historical disciplines.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts is under the administration of the Danish Ministry of Culture.


Notable alumni and faculty

The School of Visual Arts

The School of Architecture

List of directors of the Royal Academy Schools

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