Active Prize to Nyborg Castle’s Costume Guild

Thursday, Thursday, April 03, 2014

On Friday March 28, the Municipality of Nyborg acknowledged the major contribution made on several levels by the volunteers in Nyborg Castle's Costume Guild, when they awarded the guild this year's Active Prize.

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The presentation took place at a festive reception in the Civic House. A very happy chairman of the Costume Guild, Anne-Berit Høj Nielsen, accepted the municipality's prize. Guild members were dressed according to their station in medieval garb, and had brought mannequins to show other costumes from their collection. After the presentation, the chairman gave a lecture about the history of medieval clothing.

Nyborg Castle's Costume Guild was founded as an association in 2013, but has been active since the first "real" Danehof market in 2009 as an auxiliary to the Museums of Eastern Funen. At present, there are 25 members. They work dedicatedly and tirelessly to teach about, and bring to life, the history of Nyborg for adults and children alike, through their activities. Their goal is to spread knowledge about the history of clothing through demonstration, by participating actively in the museum's many activities and events and by holding their own workshops, lectures and arrangements for other volunteers.

"We are so glad that the municipality recognizes the big contribution the Costume Guild has made to Nyborg Castle and to Nyborg", says Heritage Coordinator Malene Refshauge Beck. "The guild is full of volunteer enthusiasts who really liven up historical events in Nyborg and exhibitions at Nyborg Castle. Their contribution is invaluable."

Nyborg Castle's Costume Guild also has its hands full in the upcoming season. First, there will be a fashion show during Culture Night at the Mayor's House, and this summer, the guild will provide the costumes for the Margrethe Parade in connection with the Danehof Market.