The Museum

The Danish Poster Museum in Den Gamle By (The Old Town) was founded by the painter Peder Stougaard, who began collecting posters in 1972. The collection included all types of posters, and when the Danish Poster Museum was established in 1993, the collection was donated to the museum. In 2006 the Danish Poster Museum became part of Den Gamle By (The Old Town).

Elsebeth Aasted Schanz took up the position as Director of the Danish Poster Museum in September 2012.

In the exhibition building in Den Gamle By (The Old Town) a permanent collection of classic Danish posters is on show, as well as changing exhibitions.

The Danish Poster Museum holds a collection of about 200,000 posters from all round the world.

The Danish Poster Museum's exhibition building in Den Gamle By

The building that houses the Danish Poster Museum's exhibitions was designed by C.F. Møller's Drawing Office, and was opened on 31 October 2009.

The building has two storeys with a total area of 360 m2. A permanent exhibition of classic posters is shown on the ground floor, while changing exhibitions of Danish and international posters are shown upstairs.

The building is part of the 1974 quarter in Den Gamle By (The Old Town).