West of the centre is the Brandts Arts Complex. Once a large textile mill, the area has been beautifully converted and now features an art school, cinema, music library and three museums. In the large hall that once housed the huge machinery is the Kunsthallen, which displays works by the cream of new talent in art and design, and the Museet for Fotokunst, featuring changing photography exhibitions. On the third floor the Danmarks Mediemuseum chronicles the development of printing, bookbinding and illustrating from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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