Designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, architect Claus Pryds and landscape architect Professor Steen Høyer, the new Natural History Museum of Denmark will combine old and new buildings and merge into a beautiful synthesis with the Botanical Garden.
At present, the Natural History Museum of Denmark consists of the Zoological Museum, the Geological Museum and the Botanical Garden. By the time the new museum opens, all of the Zoological Museum’s collections, exhibitions and research will have relocated to the Botanical Garden. The current premises of the Geological Museum will be part of the new museum.
The new museum building is funded by the Villum Foundation, the Obel Family Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Aage and Johanne Louis-Hansen Foundation, the University of Copenhagen and the Danish government.
The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation supports the development of exhibitions for the new Natural History Museum of Denmark.