The silver collection at Museet på Koldinghus will be expanded to a countrywide collection of silver from the Renaissance to our own time, including:
- a representative selection of silversmiths workshops from all parts of Denmark
- examples of all types of silver objects, representative objects as well as articles for everyday use.
The emphasis will be on Danish silver of the 20th and 21st centuries. For the older periods, the line of development towards the 20th century will be extensively shown.
The collection will illustrate geographic and temporal similarities and differences, just as it will illustrate stylistic development. In parallel, the cultural historical development and change behind the older periods will be illustrated.
Foreign pieces can be included in the collection to the extent that they show a connection with the development of Danish silver, whether it be as a source of inspiration for, or as the result of influence by, Danish silver.
The Danish Silver Museum at Koldinghus will be developed through acquisitions and through loans and permanent loans of silver. The aim is first and foremost to shape a coherent exhibition of Danish silver.
Internally and externally the museum will promote and inspire, and take active part in, research into Danish silver.
The museum will play an active role in documenting the Danish silversmith craft through the collection of archives of drawings, photographic material, and film, video, and tape recordings of active silversmiths.