It is a generous donation of DKK 52 millions from Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Foundations OJD that ARKEN’s new extension has been made possible.
Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs emphasise that the money they donate must bring pleasure to both those who receive the money and those who will use the project. Thus in connection with ARKEN’s extension they not only considered the museum’s visitors but also the staff who will work in the new space. Therefore they insisted that the staff were involved in the development process and were consulted about both requirements and suggested solutions.
Moreover, Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs’ Foundations OJD have donated ARKEN’s Art Prize and ARKEN’s Travel Grant as well as several works in the museum’s collection. At DKK 100,000 the Art Prize is Denmark’s largest. It is supplemented by two Travel Grants of DKK 50,000 each. The Art Prize is awarded to a contemporary artist or artist group who has made an outstanding contribution to the international scene of contemporary art.