About the homepage
Wall paintings are an exceptional pictorial treasure in Denmark, still existing in churches throughout the country. The wall paintings represent a unique art and cultural heritage, which reflects the biblical universe and religious life in the Middle Ages and the centuries thereafter.
The homepage “Wall paintings in Danish churches” is a nationwide overview of all the Danish wall paintings from the very early Romanesque period, from around the year 1100, until the Rococo period, around the year 1775.
Preserving this unique art and cultural heritage for future generations is a comprehensive and costly endeavour which necessitates prioritizing. The homepage “Wall paintings in Danish churches” is an instrument for church authorities, other public authorities and foundations that grant funding for the restoration of the wall paintings to facilitate such priorities.
It is of equal importance to document and communicate the wall paintings cultural significance, thereby visitors to “Wall paintings in Danish churches” can behold and understand the need to preserve the wall paintings for future generations.
The Danish National Museum will maintain and update information on the homepage on a regular basis, including when restorations and new findings of wall painting have occurred.