Kjeld von Folsach


Director of the David Collection in Copenhagen


Dr. Kjeld von Folsach studied history and art history at Copenhagen University between 1969 and 1981. In 1984 he was employed at The David Collection in Copenhagen and has since 1985 been the institution’s Director. The building of the collection and the total renovation and reinstallation of the museum has taken up much of Dr. von Folsach’s time. During this process he has composed numerous explanatory texts, and has authored books such as Woven Treasures: Textiles from the World of Islam, Art from the World of Islam in The David Collection and For the Privileged Few: Islamic Miniatures from the David Collection. He has written many articles on European and Islamic art and is the co-editor of the Journal of the David Collection.

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