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Biography: Jørgen Hein

Jørgen Hein

The Rakow Grant for Glass Research was awarded to Jørgen Hein, curator of the Royal Danish Collections at Rosenborg Palace, Copen­hagen, Denmark, for use in completing a catalog of about 250 unpublished glass objects at Rosen­borg Palace and Amalienborg Palace. Sixty percent of these objects came from the Glass Room at Ro­senborg Palace, which was installed in 1714 and inventoried in 1718. They included Bohemian, Ger­man, Dutch, Swedish, and English glass dating from about 1640 to 1714.

In his application for the Rakow Grant, Hein wrote that his goal was “to publish the best of the glass in the possession of the 17th- and 18th-­century kings of Denmark–Norway, a North Euro­pean power, which did not have a nationwide glass­works until the Nøstetangen glasshouse in Norway in the 1740s.”