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The history of the museum

1887
A decision is made on the formation of an art collection in connection with the establishment of the Maribo Museum (today Museum Lolland-Falster), initiated i.a. by brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914).

1890
The museum in Maribo opens to the public. The art collection consists of plaster casts and borrowed paintings. In the decades that followed, supplemented with own purchases and art gifts, from 1902 i.a. from the New Carlsberg Foundation.

1930s
Plans for a new extension to the museum in Maribo to house the growing art collection.

1942-1944
The extension is realized according to drawings by architect Einar Ørnsholt (1887-1978).

1966
The art collection is separated under the name Lolland-Falster Art Museum.
New focus on art on paper.

1970
The graphic hall is inaugurated with a model in the Royal Copperplate Collection (Statens Museum for Kunst).
The furniture is designed by furniture architect Rigmor Andersen (1903-1995).

1979
The museum's first artistically trained director is hired.
Contemporary art gets a new focus.

1984
Office manager Erik C. Mengel's (1908-1983) testamentary art gift on 166 works of art from approx. 1930-1960 received.

1989
The art museum changes its name to Storstrøms Kunstmuseum.
Fewer, but larger art acquisitions.

2004
Realdania, Storstrøms Amt, EU Objective 2 funds and the municipalities on Lolland and Falster give a commitment for a construction permit for a new art museum at Fuglsang Estate.

2005
The international architectural competition is won by the English architect Tony Fretton (born 1945).

2006
Construction of the new museum building begins.

2007
The construction is completed and the museum changes its name to Fuglsang Kunstmuseum .

2008
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum opens to the public.

2016
Inauguration of the neighboring building KUMUS, where the museum’s department of learning and education and Ensemble Storstrøm are housed.

 

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