In 1876 J.C. Jacobsen established the Carlsberg Foundation, to which he later bequeathed his life’s work. Today the Carlsberg Foundation is the controlling shareholder in the Carlsberg Group.
Building project at Carlsberg
NEW ACCOMMODATION FOR INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS
The Carlsberg Foundation has decided to finance the construction of a new building in the Carlsberg district to accommodate international scientists. The project covers an area of 2,600 m
Award ceremony, autumn 2011
TWO INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PRIZES
The Carlsberg Foundation has decided to mark the 2011 anniversary by awarding two prizes of DKK 1 million to two internationally recognised scientists, one in the humanities and one in the natural sciences.
Publication, 15 August
The Carlsberg Foundation has decided to mark the jubilee by publishing the traditional year-book in the form of a special edition commemorating Brewer J.C. Jacobsen.
Conference, 1-3 September
HERE AND NOW! HISTORICISM AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PAST IN ART, CULTURE AND SCIENCE TODAY
The Danish Institute in Rome was established by the Carlsberg Foundation and over the years has provided the setting for fruitful interdisciplinary studies, bringing together scholarship holders with all manner of projects in the arts and sciences, with Rome or matters Italian as the focal point.
In continuation of this strong tradition, the Carlsberg Foundation is organising a conference at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in Copenhagen. The conference pays tribute to the Brewer’s fascination with history by focusing on the present significance of the past. The conference addresses a number of the fields where history is integrated in contemporary culture and science, with a discussion of the necessity of history today. The programme will conclude on Saturday 3 September with a visit to the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle.
BREWER FOR THE PEOPLE
J.C. Jacobsen was a well-known public figure in Copenhagen, and made his mark on the city both politically and culturally. Journalist Anna-Lise Bjerager has prepared a vibrant new portrait book on Brewer J.C. Jacobsen, focusing attention on the brewer’s public spirit and role as an industrial pioneer.