We dive into our collections and share our knowledge.

Friday the 13th

Illustration of Jesus Christ hanging on the cross. At his feet sits the Virgin Mary.
One to three times a year the 13th falls on a Friday. But why do many not dare to challenge fate that day? We uncover the origin of the fateful day.

Copenhagen 2021

Bang on rainbow flag background
While Copenhagen hosted the world's largest LGBTI+ event, Copenhagen 2021, we took a look at our cultural heritage, where a number of LGBTI+ people have left their mark.

The roots of racism

Drawing of the harbor at St. Thomas
May 2021 marks a year since the murder of the 46-year-old black American George Floyd. On that occasion, we have taken a look at our collections to examine the roots of racism.

Find more in our collections

Map Collection

Older maps of parts of Europe
Our collection of maps is one of Northern Europe's largest. The oldest maps in the collection date from the 16th century, and the newest may have just come from the printing house.

Newspaper collection

Employee in the Statens Avissamling between shelves
The national newspaper collection consists of daily newspapers and local newspapers that have been published in Denmark or have direct relations to Denmark.