The David Collection (Danish: Davids Samling) is a museum of fine and applied art in Copenhagen, Denmark, built around the private collections of lawyer, businessman and art collector C. L. David.
The museum also holds fine and applied art from Europe in the 18th century and the Danish Golden Age as well as a small collection of Danish early modern art.
All the works of art in the collection of Danish early modern art were acquired by C. L. David himself. The museum is located in a neo-classical building in in central Copenhagen,
The museum is particularly noted for its collection of Islamic art from the 8th to the 19th century.
It is one of the largest in Northern Europe including jewellery, ceramics and silk, and exquisite works such as an Egyptian rock crystal jug from 1000 and a 500-year-old Indian dagger inlaid with rubies.
From 2006 to 2009 the collection was closed to the public while the premises underwent a major refurbishment and rearrangement. When it reopened on 15 May 2009, it was descriped as “the most exclusive museum in Denmark” .
The collection is most noted for its collection of Islamic art and contains works from almost the entire Islamic cultural sphere, from Spain in the West to India in the East and dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries.