Ingenio et arti

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Ingenio et arti (from Latin: For Science and Art[1]) is a Danish medal awarded to prominent Danish and foreign scientists and artists.[2] The honour, a personal award of the Monarch, was instituted by King Christian VIII in 1841[3] and could be awarded to women as well as men, e.g. to Bertha Wegmann in 1892[4] and Emilie Ulrich in 1917.[5]

Ingenio et arti
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Obverse of the medal
TypeAward medal
Awarded forAwarded to artists (musicians, painters, actors and scientists) who have done extremely noteworthy work.
Country Denmark
Presented byHM The Queen of Denmark
StatusCurrently awarded
Established31 August 1841 (1841-08-31)
First awarded1 December 1841 (1841-12-01)
Last awarded2013 (2013)
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Ribbon bar of the medal

The medal is awarded irregularly,[1] on average less than twice per year,[3] and was most recently (as of 2013) awarded to Hans Edvard Nørregård-Nielsen, art historian, writer and until 2013, Chairman of the New Carlsberg Foundation.[6] Other recipients include artists Anna Ancher and Bjørn Nørgaard, writer Karen Blixen and ballet dancer Kirsten Simone.[2]


  1. ^ a b "For videnskab og kunst medaljen Ingenio et arti" [For science and art: the Ingenio et Arti medal]. Litterære priser, medaljer, legater mv [Literary prizes, medals, scholarships, etc] (in Danish). Retrieved 5 September 2010. List of recipients. Self-published, but with references
  2. ^ a b "Medals". Official site. Danmarks Nationalbank. 1 July 2010. Archived from the original on 16 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Ingenio et Arti". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Online medal-database of medals from the Kingdom of Denmark. Self-published.
  4. ^ Durholm, Emilie Boe Bierlich. "Bertha Wegmann 1847–1926". Hirschsprung Museum. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. [In 1892 Bertha Wegmann] became one of the first women to receive the Gold Medal of merit Ingenio et Arti. An example of an early female recipient.
  5. ^ Høgel, Sten (2003). "Ulrich, Emilie". Dansk Kvindebiografisk Leksikon (in Danish) (online ed.). Copenhagen: KVINFO. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  6. ^ Remar, Dorte (27 December 2013). "Alting hænger så vidunderligt sammen" [Everything fits together so wonderfully]. Kristeligt Dagblad (in Danish). Retrieved 25 January 2014.

External linksEdit

  • "Denmark". World Orders and Medals (in Danish). Retrieved 5 September 2010. Provides details including pictures of obverse and reverse with ribbon of Ingenio et Arti medals awarded to actress Anna Bloch in 1910, sculptor Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen in 1927 and actress Clara Pontoppidan in 1931. Self-published. Navigation in English.