Nothing Goes to Waste

28. May 2019 | Nyborg Castle

One of the Museum’s many volunteers makes sure that even small remnants from the restoration work at Nyborg Castle do not get wasted. He has turned them into beautifully crafted objects.


Jørgen Kroer has always been interested in history and old objects. He thinks that even the remains of cut, broken beam ends can help convey the story of the city of Nyborg and its Castle. He has transformed them into turned ballpoint pens and wine stoppers.

A passion for creativity

71-year-old Jørgen Kroer has always been creative. As a member of ‘Ensomme gamle mænd TRÆ’ (Lonely Old Men WOOD), organised by Ældre Sagen in Kerteminde, he meets up with other retired men to create or repair a variety of wooden objects both for their own use and for various museums. For many years, Jørgen Kroer has also been a volunteer at the Viking Museum Ladby, Nyborg Castle and the Mayor’s Yard. He helped build the Ladby Ship at the Viking Museum Ladby, made longbows for the Nyborg Castle Archery Guild and is now helping to repair the ice boat in the Mayor’s Yard.

Wood with spirit

“You can buy a ballpoint pen anywhere, but this is a ballpoint pen with a touch of history. Just imagine how much these beam ends have seen and gone through. And now everyone has the opportunity to get close to their ‘experiences’,” says Jørgen Kroer.
Jørgen Kroer’s beautifully-turned ballpoint pens made from 500-year-old wood enables other people with an interest in history and culture to take part of the Castle home with them. The pens and wine stoppers will be for sale at the Mayor’s Yard as long as stocks last.

Calendar

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4. april - 31. oktober
The Mayor's Yard

Come and see the exhibition about Christian II and the Crusade to Greenland.

Danehof 2020
3.-5. juli 2020
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Medieval market, knights and much, much more. In the first weekend of July each year, we uphold the tradition from the Middle Ages and gather in Nyborg to celebrate Danehof.

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