From May onwards the Carlsberg Foundation, the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, the New Carlsberg Foundation, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, the Carlsberg Bequest to the memory of Brewer J.C. Jacobsen and the Carlsberg Group will be carrying out a wide range of activities within the areas where J.C. Jacobsen left such a distinctive mark: the Carlsberg business, science, culture and the arts.
Check the programme via the menu to the left or the event calendar.
It will be updated with new activities and events on an ongoing basis.
In 1847 he laid the foundations for Carlsberg, now the fourth largest brewery group in the world with a total of 44,000 employees. With a burning passion for his craft, he took brewing into the industrial age. In 1875 he founded the Carlsberg Laboratory
, and this focus on the natural sciences and the development of cultivated yeast in particular revolutionised the way beer was brewed throughout Europe.
J.C. Jacobsen’s sense of social commitment and generous support for science and culture gave both him and Carlsberg a reach that extended far beyond the factory site in Valby. He helped to finance the restoration of Frederiksborg Castle after the fire in 1859, and established the Museum of National History. He was also instrumental in a long series of other grand schemes of the time, for example the building of the glasshouse in Copenhagen’s Botanical Gardens.
In 1875 he established the Carlsberg Foundation, to which he later bequeathed his life’s work – Carlsberg. Today the Carlsberg Foundation is the controlling shareholder in the Carlsberg Group. The New Carlsberg Foundation, the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle and the Carlsberg Laboratory all come under the Foundation. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek was inaugurated in 1897 by J.C. Jacobsen’s son, Carl Jacobsen, as a gift to Copenhagen.