The Ladby Tapestry

Tid: September 9 - November 19, 2017
Sted: The Johannes Larsen Museum

Experience the Ladby Tapestry in its full length.

Opening: Friday, September 8 at 2:00 PM


The Ladby Tapestry is a 7 metre long embroidery depicting the story of the Ladby Ship: from the day it sailed on the seas in the Viking period until it is immortalized as embroidery in the present time. It was inspired by the 70 metre long Bayeux Tapestry, which depicted the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The tapestry is embroidered with plant-dyed woolen yarn on linen, with the same composition as the Bayeux Tapestry. The middle panel (horizontal) tells the story of the Ladby Ship. The two friezes have the themes of “burial ship” and “ship grave” and show the mythological figures and finds from the past.

The first stitches in the Ladby Tapestry were made in 2011, conceived of and led by Inge Svensmark. Artist Gudrun Heltoft created the drawings that the tapestry was based upon. Anette Nørgaard Bogulski dyed the wool yarn. Last but not least, a team of 16 embroiderers made the tapestry. At the moment, they are working to complete it in time for the exhibition.

Buy the colouring book in the webshop here.

Calendar

Owls in the garden
Sunday, May 28, 11 AM-3 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We will celebrate Day of the Birds at the Johannes Larsen Museum with a visit from the Owlery.

Family workshop: Draw and paint your favorite animal
Sunday, May 28, 11 AM-3 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Is it longhaired, shorthaired? Does it have feathers or fur?

St. Hans Eve /Summer Solstice on Mill Hill (Møllebakken)
Friday, June 23, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Enjoy the solstice in Larsen’s garden with art, a picnic, campfire, singing and music.

Open House at the Johannes Larsen Museum
Sunday, July 23 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

We will serve champagne and cherry marzipan ring cake!

News

Alhed’s Apple Blossoms fetched from Sweden
29. March 2017

At the moment, works for the exhibition “The Garden by the Sea” are being gathered together.

Sybergland seen from Villa Wheel-legs
20. March 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The Municipality of Kerteminde has gotten inspired by painter Fritz Syberg’s little house on wheels, Villa Wheel-legs, for use at the new recreational nature preserve, Sybergland.

Birthday present from the Albani Foundation
15. March 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

A major contribution from the Albani Foundation will assure that the 150th anniversary of Johannes Larsen’s birth will be fittingly celebrated.

A new work from PAX acquired by the museum
15. March 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

A fine little pen-and-ink drawing from 1955 gives new insight into where the PAX-collection at the Johannes Larsen Museum comes from.