Primary Sources in Danish Art History

In addition to the artworks they created, many artists also left behind letters, journals and other texts that offer a fascinating look into their working process and reflections. To secure some of these sources for posterity, the New Carlsberg Foundation launched a digitization project titled Primary Sources in Danish Art History (in Danish: Kilder til dansk kunsthistorie) in autumn 2015.

A total of 17 collections of source material have been published so far, with many more in the pipeline. The databases are searchable individually or as a whole. The joint search function also includes The Carl Jacobsen Letter Archive.

For now, most sources are available only in their original language, which is predominantly Danish.