CPH Culture Night - 14 October 2022 at 18:00 - 24:00
Only accessible for guests with a Culture Pass

The very first magic lanterns were illuminated by candles and used in performances depicting angels and devils moving across walls, as if by magic. On Copenhagen Culture Night, Laterna Magica Museum invites you to an evening of storytelling based on handmade 19th-century glass paintings that have never been shown before. 


Video screening program
15th of August 2022 at 20:00 - 24:00

Albert Camus’s quotation inspired our concept:

“Until now I always felt a stranger in this town, and that I’d no concern with you people.
But now that I’ve seen what I have seen, I know that I belong here whether I want it or not.
This business is everybody’s business.”

The Plague


Reimagine the Invisible Lantern

CPH Culture Night 15 October 2021 at 18:00 - 24:00
Only accessible for guests with a Culture Pass

On Copenhagen Culture Night, Laterna Magica Museum transforms into an ethereal wonder room for mysteries and hidden phenomena.

With artistic performances and a seminar based on visual storytelling, indoor and outdoor facilities are made interactive with iconic photographic lighting techniques, innovative light painting in the dark and live screenings.


CPH Light Festival 12-27 February 2021

Laterna Magica Museum for Visual Knowledge is participating in Copenhagen Light Festival with LUMINARIUM – a series of projections of light choreography and light performance on the museum facade during weekend evening hours in February.


Official opening of Laterna Magica Museum 11 October 2019 at 18:00 – 24:00

A multiple event exhibition about photographic strategy, the constitution of an image, and what it serves. The exhibition Phantasmagoria and the performance series Stateless Mind take us through a visual journey into the mental space of the imaginary. It negotiates and explores the territorial tension of images and their diverging interpretations at the crossroad of a tense contemporary geopolitical world.

The invited artists are involved in performative presentation, documentation, communication, and articulation. Their works reflect on distanced history and periodic visual memory to help us reconstruct the restless status of images, the imaginary, and the territoriality of difference and otherness.

The Skin of Cameras

Preopening exhibition 23-26 May 2019

The exhibition provides an informative / interactive space where early and contemporary knowledge of visual history is transformed into new insights and inventions. The exhibition examines aesthetic aspects such as the knowledge of vision and the effect of images. It also explores narratives and the position of constructed media in modern society.