Since 1978, the Danish Arts Council has purchased jewellery art from some of Denmark's most talented jewellery artists.
The Danish Arts Council's Jewellery Collection consists of more than 300 pieces of jewellery of high artistic quality and the collection is still growing with new purchases every year.
In 2007, the Danish Arts Foundation decided that the jewellery collection should be made available to the public.
A loan scheme was therefore created whereby people appearing in public can borrow and wear a piece of jewellery from the National Art Fund's Jewellery Collection.
In 2021, Museum Kolding took over responsibility for the lending scheme.
Why the jewellery is on loan
As jewellery is designed to be worn on the body, the Foundation decided in 2007 that it would be a good idea to lend the jewellery out so that it could be displayed and used in the public space where it can be seen by all of us and hopefully act as a conversation starter.
The aim of the lending scheme is to raise awareness of Danish jewellery and the artists behind it.
As a borrower, you commit to being an ambassador for the jewellery you borrow and for Danish jewellery art.
As a private person, you can borrow the unique jewellery if you have an active role in a public context. For example, you may be speaking at a public event, opening an exhibition or attending an award ceremony.
How to borrow a piece of jewellery
If you want to borrow a piece of jewellery, please send an email to email@example.com with information about the period you want to borrow the jewellery and the occasion. We will then assess your application. Other questions about the loan scheme should be sent to the same e-mail address.
Follow Museum Kolding's Instagram profile: Jewellery At Museum Kolding. Here you can see the jewellery in action and get an insight into its function and the types of events for which the jewellery is loaned.
See all the jewellery:
You can find more information about the different pieces of jewellery on Our.art.com - here you can also read about the artists behind the jewellery, the measurements and the materials.
Who can borrow the jewellery?
Any person who has an active role in a public or official event.
Members of the Danish Parliament, regional and city councils, ministers, etc. who are attending an official event.
Artists who are organising or participating in an exhibition, concert, reading, premiere, etc.
As an individual, you can borrow the unique jewellery if you have an active role in a public event. For example, you may be speaking at a public event, opening an exhibition or attending an awards ceremony.
What events can jewellery be borrowed for?
The jewellery can be borrowed for official events in Denmark, Western Europe, North America or Australia.
Official events can be public events, celebrations, anniversaries, annual meetings, award ceremonies, premiere performances, state visits, etc.
The borrower of the jewellery must have an active role in the event. It can be a lecturer, PhD defense, state visit, organization of an exhibition, concerts or lectures. The jewellery can also be lent for film production.
The jewellery is on loan for a maximum of 1 month.
Info about the loan scheme
The jewellery is lent to individuals who meet the lending criteria of having an active role in an official event in Denmark, Western Europe, North America or Australia.
The maximum loan period is one month.
You are welcome to borrow more than one piece at a time, as long as the total value does not exceed DKK 50,000.
The jewels can be picked up at Museum Kolding, Staldgården 1 or we can send them.
The jewellery must be returned in the same condition and packaging as it was received.
As a borrower, you undertake to provide photos of the jewellery in use and a text about the experience with the jewellery, which may be used for further dissemination.
Requirements for the borrower
As a borrower, you commit to being an ambassador for Danish jewellery. This means that you must be familiar with the jewellery you are borrowing and know its history - i.e. title, materials, artist and year.
As a borrower, you help to add to the life of the jewellery and you must therefore send photos of the jewellery in use and answer the questions:
- Why did you borrow a piece of jewelry?
-Why did you choose the jewellery in question?
-What reactions and experience did you have?
We use this in our presentation of the jewellery collection.