Sculpture unveiled in Palsgaard Manor Park

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Mette Dal Steffensen

    Next to Palsgaard's emulsifier factory in Denmark lies Palsgaard Manor Park. The beautiful park, which is one of the largest manor parks in Denmark is open to the public and is home to a number of rare trees, plants and flowers - as well as an open-air-stage.


    Next to Palsgaard's emulsifier factory in Denmark lies Palsgaard Manor Park. The beautiful park, which is one of the largest manor parks in Denmark is open to the public and is home to a number of rare trees, plants and flowers - as well as an open-air-stage.

    Included in the statutes of the Schou Foundation, which owns Palsgaard A/Ssculpture and the Palsgaard Estate is a request to protect and develop the cultural values of Palsgaard. In line with this, the board of the Schou Foundation hatched the idea of placing sculptures in the park to create a new attraction for the visitors.

    To get the best result, the board contacted the managing director of the local museum of modern art, who has a reputation for finding good artists and employed him as consultant for the project. He presented three possible artists for the first sculpture to the board, who subsequently commissioned the job to artist Erik August Frandsen.

    On 16 September the sculpture was finished and unveiled to the public. The board of the Schou Foundation had invited all Palsgaard employees, the citizens of the neighboring little town of Hosby and the top politicians and employees of the Town Hall.

    At the opening the Palsgaard Chairman Birger Brix, the mayor of Hedensted, and the artist made speeches which was followed by champagne and canapés, served in the park.

    In future a new sculpture will be unveiled in the park on a yearly basis.

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