Exhibition ‘A Queen’s Jewellery Box – 50 years on the throne told in jewellery’

A Queen’s Jewellery Box – 50 years on the throne told in jewellery
Photo by Moniek Bloks

One might forget that there is another major Jubilee being celebrated this year, and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has put on a grand display of A LOT of jewellery at the Amalienborg Museum, and I was lucky enough to visit.

Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary during the opening of the exhibition – Photo: Keld Navntoft/Kongernes Samling

The exhibition is guided by an audio tour, and if you’ve been here a while, you know of my hatred of audio tours. Luckily, the displays also come with plenty of information in both Danish and English. They were amazingly detailed and even included occasions during which the pieces were worn. That’s how it’s done.

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There can be no denying that having the opportunity to see so many royal jewels together is quite an experience. The detailed information and the accompanying screens with the objects in action are very pleasing and well-done. They clearly had the visitor in mind when they made this exhibition, and while this should be the norm, I have found that isn’t always the case.

If you happen to be in Copenhagen, I’d highly recommend this exhibition. The Amalienborg Museum in Christian VIII’s Palace will host this exhibition until 23 October 2022. The gift shop on the ground floor was also excellent, and I bought the Margrethe II Jubilee pin. You can find more information here.

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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

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