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.