Sculptor Bodil Dam is a member of the Danish Society of Sculptors, DBS and Kvindelige Kunstneres Samfund, KKS.
I work in stoneware and bronze. Most of the sculptures in this exhibition are created in stoneware clay.
The sculptures are inspired by the many creatures found in the Bayeux tapestry. Most of the sculptures have a certain creature on the wallpaper as a reference. However, I have also added 'a little here and there' in the process of converting the two-dimensional into three dimensions.
The many mythical creatures fascinates me, especially because we also find depictions of dragons, vultures, manticores etc. in medieval frescoes, and also because people really believed in existence of such creatures.
On the Bayeux wallpaper there are many of the two-legged dragons which are actually called Wyverns, they may be connected with the fact that it is also the type that is found on some of the shields of the warriors on the tapestry.
The manticore is a lion with a human face and a poisonous tail. The maticor is a dangerous creature that was said to eat people. The griffin is a combination of the king of birds, the eagle, and the king of animals, the lion.
Brigitte Schreuder's works of art are mainly towers, temples, altars and other architectural forms.
She finds her inspiration from both classical and Roman architecture, but also the places where this architecture is at home.
Brigitte Schreuder's works are never a copy of an existing building, as the works primarily reflect her interpretation of the architecture.
Medical treatment in the abbeys in the Middle Ages was mainly medical and hygienic.
Børglum Kloster’s ’hospital’ was led by a medically qualified person who had the title ’Magister infirmorum’. In the Premonstratensian order, it was this master of medicine who was in charge of the abbey’s hospital. It was also often the Magister infirmorum who was in charge of the medical herb garden.
You can always experience the medicinal herbs with the help of QR codes, which you will find in the garden.Read more
16. September - 22. OctoberRead more
Experience the menu, brunch and afternoon tea at Café Vognporten
Winter Holiday: 11. February -26. February (10.00-16.00)
Easter: 1. April-10.April(10.00-16.00)
Summer: 29. april -23. October (10.00-17.00)
17. og 18. og 19. november (fre/lør/søn) 10-17
25-26 november (lør/søn) 10-17
28. november (lør/søn) kl 16-20
2.-3. december (lør/søn) kl 10-16
9.-10 december (lør/søn) kl 10-16
On the first floor, you can see an exact copy of the famous Bayeux Tapestry, made by local women.
You may see the tapestry up close, experiencing the vibrant colours that resemble the original colouring of the tapestry in Bayeux and the incredible craftsmanship put into the woven fabric, presenting us with the history of the Battle of Hastings; a battle wherein the local Vikings was very much involved.
The tapestry is more than 70 meters in long and took 9 local women 15 years to recreate.Read more
Women’s fashion has changed a lot throughout the last 100 years, going from one end of the spectrum to the other, and them back again.
The Art of Fashion is a entirely new fashion exhibition at Børglum Monastery, where you are able to experience the changes of fashion throughout the last 100 years.
The old Cathedral and the Premonstratensian Abbey
Børglum Abbey church was a build as cathedral in the medieval period, and kept its status as a Cathedral until the protestant reformation.
The old Cathedral was physically larger than it appears today.
This exhibition is about the history of Børglum Abbey’s buildings before the Reformation, with a specific focus on the old cathedral.