The Carlsberg Foundation is one of the world's oldest commercial foundations. Here, ambitious brewing enterprise blossoms side by side with support for the finest science, scholarship, art and culture. The Foundation has supported many historically important scientific advances.
In 1883, for the first time in the history of brewing, Professor Emil Christian Hansen isolated a pure culture of beer yeast Saccharomyces Carlsbergensis. And in 1909, Professor Søren Peder Lauritz Sørensen developed the pH scale. Apart from that, Niels Bohr and August Krogh had been carrying out their research for several years, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. The Carlsberg Foundation supports art culture, constantly contributing to the growth of the Danish Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace. It stores and constantly acquires new items depicting Denmark’s history from the Middle Ages until today. The New Carlsberg Foundation provides continuous financing to the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek exhibiting a precious collection of Greek and Roman statues, Egyptian artifacts and works of art by French impressionists.