"Imaginary Realms". Within the Fairy Tale "The Wild Swans" by H.C. Andersen. The Works of H.M. the Queen of Denmark Margrethe II

The Flight Over the Sea,  Découpage by H.M. Margrete II of Denmark
14/04/2012 - 09/09/2012

From 14 April to 9 September 2012, the National Roman Museum of Palazzo Massimo alle Terme will house the exhibition “Imaginary Realms". Within the Fairy Tale "The Wild Swans" by H. C. Andersen”.

On display there will be 43 boards made using the Découpage technique by the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, as sceneries for the cinematic rendering of H.C. Andersen’s fairy tale “The Wild Swans”, along with the costumes designed by the Queen for the actors.

Integral part of the exhibition is the display of some original drawings made by H.C. Andersen during his sojourn in Rome in the years 1833 and 1834 which portray some of the most beautiful sites of the city.

In a dedicated area, visitors will have the possibility to personally experience the technique by means of which the boards were projected so as to serve as sceneries for the film, whilst in the Conference Hall on the Fist Floor of the Museum, a screening of the film itself, directed by Jacob Jørgensen, will be held at specific hours.

(For more detailed information about the screening times please ask the Assistants at the Info point of the Museum.)

The Lake in the Forest, Découpage by H.M. Margrete II of Denmark
Fantastic Edifices, Découpage by H.M. Margrete II of Denmark
H.C. Andersen, View from the Window
H.C. Andersen, View of Villa Borghese
Opening times: 

9.00 - 19.45 (Last admission one hour before closing time)


Full price 10.00 euro; reduced 6.50 euro.
The same ticket allows entrance to all the seats of the National Roman Museum and it is valid for 3 days.


Information and guided tours: Pierreci, tel. 06 39967700

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The exhibition "Imaginary Realms" is the result of a collaboration between the Royal House of Denmark, JJ-Film, the Hans Christian Andersen of Odense and the National Roman Museum.