Denmark Unveils Plans for a New Hans Christian Andersen Museum

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A new museum dedicated to the works of Hans Christian Andersen, author of “The Little Mermaid” and “Thumbelina,” is set to open in the Danish city of Odense. While there is already a museum in the author’s childhood home, the new museum will be more focused on his fairy tales. Local cultural official Jane Jegind described the museum as a “unique possibility to create Andersen’s fairy tale universe in a way that will appeal to both children and adults.”

The museum will be designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, a Japanese architecture firm that won the project with its dreamy and magical designs. The concept art for the museum depicts minimalist, curving structures that integrate seamlessly with lush gardens that transport visitors to the enchanted worlds of Andersen’s beloved characters.

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