Welcome to The Black Diamond

What's on?

Pierre Lemaitre (FR)

Thursday 18 September 2014 at 20:00

Pierre Lemaitre has, amongst others, written Au revoir lá-haut about World War I, which in 2013 received the Le prix Goncourt - The biggest litterary award in France

Five o’clock special

Friday 19 September 2014 at 17:00

Copenhagen Chamber Music Festival takes place on Sep. 17.-20. 2014. Head of programming is Trio con Brio (Danish piano trio), and this year the majority of the trio's concerts will be located in The Black Diamond.


101 Danish Poets - a Flight in Pen and Inkpot

3 May 2014 - 26 July 2014

Exhibition: 101 Danish poets have been set the same task: write by hand and in black ink on white paper a new text and enclose a black-and-white portrait of your own choice. A unique overview of the many expressions on the Danish literary scene right now.

Treasures in The Royal Library

9 May 2012 - 31 December 2015

Exhibition: Gutenberg’s bible, the notes of philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the diaries of fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen and a wide range of other invaluable cultural treasures are immersed in pop art jungle by Russian artist Andrey Bartenev. A new exhibition of the greatest works from the Royal Library's collections.

See the building

Guided tours of the Royal Library

Take a tour of the Royal Library and learn about the architecture, history, and cultural life of the library.