Merger Celebration and First Joint School Start

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On Thursday 1 September, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation held their first joint school start. This also marked the official celebration of the merger between the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, the Danish Design School and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation.

The morning started under a clear sky with a little glass of bubbles, and this was followed by speeches and music in the Assembly Hall. Both Karoline Prien, Head of Department in the Ministry of Culture, and Johannes Due, Chairman of the Board, held congratulatory speeches, and the rectors of the three Schools followed suit. The day’s principal speaker was Hanne Boel who gave a fine speech on artistic work as a Sisyphean labour in the search for perfection. Students and employees from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory provided music in between the speeches.

After the event in the Assembly Hall, employees and students at the three Schools were treated to a light meal in the cafeteria. The day ended with the traditional Canal Crossing, where the new architectural students had to cross the Canal to the Opera in vessels of their own making.

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