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Christine Buhl Andersen appointed new Chairman of the New Carlsberg Foundation

The New Carlsberg Foundation is housed in the old brewery yard at Brolæggerstræde 5, where both J.C. Jacobsen and his son, Carl Jacobsen, were born.

The Carlsberg Foundation has appointed the successor to Karsten Ohrt, who earlier this year stood down as Chairman of the board of the New Carlsberg Foundation. The new Chairman will be Christine Buhl Andersen, who is currently Director of the New Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Christine Buhl Andersen will assume her new position as Chairman of the New Carlsberg Foundation once the New Carlsberg Glyptotek has appointed a new director.

Christine Buhl Andersen brings extensive experience from many different areas of the art and museum world. Since 1 March 2017 she has been Director of the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, where she has implemented an extensive rebranding of the museum, exhibitions and research activities.

Christine Buhl Andersen was a member of the board of the New Carlsberg Foundation from 2015 to 2017. She was also Director of KØS – Museum of art in public spaces – from 2007 to 2017, as well as Chairman of the Association of Danish Museums from 2011 to 2015. Christine Buhl Andersen has an MA in Danish and Art History from Roskilde University and the University of Copenhagen respectively. She also holds a Master’s in Museology and Management from the University of Aarhus as well as a qualification in museum management from The Getty Leadership Institute in California.

Professor Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation, says:

“Christine has been appointed because we believe she has what it takes to be an excellent chairman: strong competences and vast experience from the Danish and international art world, leadership skills, integrity and the ability to innovate. She is able to think in new ways but always with great respect for the historical aspect, which is very important to the Carlsberg family. I’m also very proud of the fact that for the first time the New Carlsberg Foundation will be led by a highly competent woman. Heading up one of Denmark’s most influential art foundations is a great responsibility, a task that I’m certain Christine will handle with great aplomb.”

Christine Buhl Andersen says:

“The position as Chairman is a fantastic opportunity which I embrace with humility and enthusiasm in equal parts. The New Carlsberg Foundation has a unique position both among foundations in Denmark and in the Danish art world. With its expertise, wealth and energy, the Foundation is able to embrace opportunities to influence, support and inspire the development of the arts in the broadest sense. I look forward to working with my colleagues and will strive with them to develop further our role and position among foundations in Denmark, and to honour the wish of our visionary and entrepreneurial founder, Carl Jacobsen, always ’to serve the Arts’.”

However, it is with sadness that Christine Buhl Andersen leaves her directorship of the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, where she has successfully implemented a new strategy in close cooperation with a strong team of colleagues and partners from foundations and international museums. Thanks to several successful exhibitions she has managed to attract a record number of visitors to the museum. In her new role as Chairman of the New Carlsberg Foundation she will however also become Chairman of the board of the New Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Christine Buhl Andersen will assume her new position as Chairman of the New Carlsberg Foundation once the New Carlsberg Glyptotek has appointed a new director. Professor and member of the board of the New Carlsberg Foundation Morten Kyndrup has carried out the chairman's tasks since Karsten Ohrt went on sick leave and he will continue doing so until then.

About the New Carlsberg Foundation

The New Carlsberg Foundation, which is an independent foundation under the Carlsberg Foundation, was established in 1902 by brewer Carl Jacobsen. He later donated his brewery New Carlsberg Brewery to the Carlsberg Foundation.

The purpose of the New Carlsberg Foundation is to support the New Carlsberg Glyptotek and other Danish art museums and to further studies of art and art history as well as develop and satisfy the understanding and need for art in Denmark.

The New Carlsberg Foundation is headed by a board comprising three members, one of whom is chairman.

New board members and the chairman are appointed by the board of the Carlsberg Foundation after prior negotiations with the current members of the board of the New Carlsberg Foundation.

About the Carlsberg Foundation

Brewer J.C. Jacobsen established the Carlsberg Foundation in 1876. The Carlsberg Foundation is an industrial foundation which supports visionary and innovative international basic research within the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

The funds for the disbursement of grants are primarily derived from the dividends paid out on the Carlsberg Foundation’s shares in Carlsberg A/S, where the Carlsberg Foundation is the principal shareholder. In 2018 the Carlsberg Foundation granted DKK 281 million to basic research.

Further information

Professor Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation, via Head of Public Relations Jane Benarroch, +45 3164 0010 or e-mail jb@carlsbergfoundation.dk

Christine Buhl Andersen via Head of Communications at New Carlsberg Glyptotek Camilla Jensen, +45 6061 7216 or e-mail caje@glyptoteket.dk

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