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Ilulissat Art Museum

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Address: Aron Mathiesenip Aqqutaa 7, Ilulissat 3952, Greenland
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just a great curator

for such a small museum and town the curator is passionate and will really make you feel welcome. they have special showings upstairs. OVerall it is quaint and really is a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed two hours here looking at the impressive collection of Emanuel Petersen paintings of the Arctic. The curator shared his knowledge of the paintings and was very happy to answer our questions about life in Greenland. There is also a good library of books about Arctic art which you may browse. We made a return visit to buy a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

for such a small museum and town the curator is passionate and will really make you feel welcome. they have special showings upstairs. OVerall it is quaint and really is a great building too

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Thank Leigh E
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Emanuel Petersen came to Greenland from Denmark by a coincidence. He had worked as a theater decorator and as a marine painter at the Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory. He fell in love with (understandably) Greenland, it's nature, the people and the light. All of this is captured in his paintings. He was contemporary with the Danish polar researcher Knud Rasmussen.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Our boat trip to Disko Island was delayed so we had a morning to explore Ilulissat. We went to both museums (I think it was a single ticket). The art museum was a very pleasant surprise. We liked the art and the gentleman that showed us around was a wealth of information. I believe he was from Denmark, but his... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

For a small town the art gallery was a surprisingly good exhibition. Set on 2 floors there was an interesting collection of scrimshaw on the first floor.

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Thank travellerX49
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The museum has a very nice collection of Emanuel Petersen's works as well as changing special exhibitions

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Thank Jesper H
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Some nice pix of local area painted by an apparently Danish article. Admission is free if you also go to town museum. Nice break from hiking and icebergs.

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Thank Dennis R
Aarhus, Denmark
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

A very nice little museum. There was a special exhibition with the conflict between new and old - and it was very good. Should you have a question I'll be happy to answer it.

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Thank Seaplane
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

This museum has a very big Collection of Emanuel Petersens paintings. He might not be a great artist but his paintings is showing the Greenland that was in the old days and therefore an important part of greenlandish culture. The museum even shows contemporary art and is absolutely worth a visit

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

With so much to offer, a museum is not the first place to go in Ilulissat. We went there because the entry is included in the town museum and weren't dissappointed. The first floor features a variety of paintings from the danish painter Emanuel Petersen who mainly painted greenlandic motives. The top floor features a changing exhibition of local artists... More 

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