1306 Copenhagen, Denmark
tel: 3373 4949
Tues and Fri-Sun 1pm-5pm; Wed-Thurs 10am-5pm
The rather overlooked art museum Davids Samling was founded by the prominent lawyer Christian Ludvig David and comprises three distinct collections: European 18th-Century Art, Danish Early Modern Art (1880-1950) and Islamic Art, though it is the latter collection that is by far the most extensive and interesting—as the largest in Scandinavia as well as one of the most important in the Western world. Considerably extended since David first started it, The David Collection was extensively renovated from 2005-9, when the collection of Danish Early Modern Art was reopened for the first time since the founder's death in 1960. Entry to the museum is free: Closed on Mondays.