The Danish Foundation of the History of Pharmacy

The Danish Foundation of the History of Pharmacy was established on 1 January 2002 as a united framework for the activities of the history of pharmacy in Denmark.

The object of the foundation is
  • to carry out museum work to illustrate the history of pharmacy in Denmark, and,
  • to promote research into the history of pharmacy in Denmark and to spread knowledge of the field, in collaboration with the Danish Society for the History of Pharmacy.

The foundation is headed by a 10-member board representing the organizations, institutions, and authorities in the field of drugs in Denmark.

The Danish Foundation of the History of Pharmacy owns the Danish Collection of the History of Pharmacy, where it carries out the work connected to the museum and other activities.

The foundation also owns a large collection of antique pharmacy equipment and furniture, most of it displayed in the pharmacies to which it belongs and in public museums all over the country.


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