The years between 1870 - 1930 were a great era in both Danish and international art history, and for Skagen this meant that the isolated fishing village became the center of a colony of primarily Scandinavian artists. Skagen Museum was founded specifically to preserve the painters in the environment that they worked in and that is in itself pretty unique. We work with collections and museums all over the world both in the form of exhibition collaborations, research projects etc. If it is deemed appropriate, we also include contemporary art or, for example, art that predates the Skagen painters, to provide perspectives and challenge the collection or to allow them to enter into a dialogue with history and the present. Our primary focus is, however, still Krøyer, Ancher, Tuxen, Drachmann, Krohg and all the others. The museum has a collection of around 2000 works and new works are constantly being added - Lisette Vind Ebbesen, director of Skagens Museum - August 2013.