St Petersburg Biennale of Museum Design3
09/11 – 19/12/2018
Elisabeth Topsøe

Elisabeth Topsøe

Biennale Educational Programme participant

Elisabeth Topsøe works with the staging of exhibitions. Elisabeth Topsøe is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and has a background as stage designer for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR, the Royal Danish Theatre and others.
Since 2000 Elisabeth Topsøe has worked as an architect for museums in Denmark and abroad, including exhibitions of Matisse and Wilhelm Freddie at the National Gallery of Denmark, Cezanne and Giacometti at Louisiana Museum of Modern art DK and in same place, large scale biographic exhibitions on world known architects Jorn Utzon and Arne Jacobsen.
Elisabeth Topsøe is furthermore responsible for the staging of the exhibition ‘Matisse, Une seconde Vie’, which was shown at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris and a large retrospective exhibition of Swedish artist Siri Derkert, at Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
Currently she is working on a new establishment of the fashion and textile collection in Design Museum Denmark as part of the reinstallation of the entire museum collection. Alongside the work as an architect Elisabeth Topsøe has co-produced and curated a line of exhibitions, among others the exhibition NEWAFRICA, on contemporary African design, shown in Copenhagen, Oslo and Washington DC.
On 12 December 2014 Elisabeth Topsøe delivered Staging the Arts. Generating a Narrative Frame for Art and Design in Museums lecture at the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum.