04 April 2019

Kierkegaard is moving in

Monument

The original plaster version of the famous Kierkegaard statue in the garden of the Royal Danish Library will be permanently exhibited at the Faculty of Theology which houses the Søren Kierkegaard Research Center

On Friday 12 April the Faculty of Theology will receive a new prominent resident: The original plaster sculpture which was used to cast the bronze statue of Søren Kierkegaard which can be seen in the garden of the Royal Danish Library.

The sculpture will be placed in the entrance area in front of Søren Kierkegaard Auditoriet on ground floor where it will emphasize the Faculty's connection to the famous theologian, philosopher and alumnus from the Faculty, which houses the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre.

The statue is an enlargement of a statuette created by the sculptor Louis Hasselriis in 1878. The bronze sculpture was cast in 1918 and the enlargement most likely made by Carl Aarsleff.