History and museums
Ribe Kunstmuseum is the name of the art museum in Ribe, the oldest town of Denmark.
Ribe Kunstmuseum was inaugurated in 1891. Since then it has been housed in one of the most important private buildings in Ribe: The factory owner Balthazar Giørtz' large private establishment, built 1860-64 after drawings made by the royal surveyor L A Winstrup.
The collections show the main line of Danish pictorial art from c. 1750 to 1940 including masterpieces by