Danmarks Nationalbank hosts exhibition about its first 200 years

Authors Danmarks Nationalbank
Subject Press releases from Danmarks Nationalbank
Type Press Releases  
Year 2018
Published 21 June 2018

21 June 2018

One of the events to celebrate Danmarks Nationalbank's 200th anniversary in 2018 is an exhibition about dramatic highlights in the history of Denmark and Danmarks Nationalbank. The exhibition also illustrates Danmarks Nationalbank's role in modern society.

Her Majesty the Queen will attend the celebration of Danmarks Nationalbank's 200th anniversary on 4 July.

Denmark's participation in the Napoleonic wars in the early 1800s led to enormous government budget deficits. They were financed by printing more money, which triggered soaring inflation in Denmark.

These events prompted the establishment of Danmarks Nationalbank in 1818 with the aim of rebuilding the monetary system. Since then, Danmarks Nationalbank's objective has been to ensure stable prices, a stable financial system and safe and secure payments.

Danmarks Nationalbank's 200-year history has been characterised by long periods of robustness in the Danish economy, but also by dramatic episodes. The whole story unfolds in an anniversary book to be published on 4 July.

The exhibition in Danmarks Nationalbank's lobby at Havnegade 5 in Copenhagen highlights dramatic events in history and invites visitors to try their hand at a game to steer the Danish economy clear of financial crises, address cyberattacks and keep the krone stable.

To the press:

The press is welcome to cover the arrival of Her Majesty the Queen and the 200th anniversary celebration from the dedicated press pool. The press must arrive between 1:45 and 2:00 pm (guests will be arriving from 2:00 pm). The celebration itself will take place from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

The number of places is limited. They will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

• You must register by 2 July 12:00 noon at the latest via kommunikation@nationalbanken.dk or tel. +45 3363 7000.

• If you have any questions, please contact Ole Mikkelsen, communication and press consultant, on tel. +45 3363 6027.

• You must bring your press card, present it and wear it visibly.