ICOC Copenhagen Tour – David Collection and Rosenborg Castle

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The ICOC Copenhagen Tour ended Wednesday 15 June.

The highlight of the tour was the visit to the David Collection and it’s famous Islamic Collection. The museum director Kjeld von Folsach held an informative speech about the museum especially arranged for the ICOC visitors.

Director Kjeld von Folsach and museum conservator Anne-Marie Bernsted were also present during the entire ICOC visit answering questions about the museums excellent Islamic collection.

Museum Direktor Kjeld von Folsach speaking for the ICOC delegates.
ICOC delegates in the David Collections Textile Room
The David Collection, a 16th century Salting carpet
Velvet textile fragment 17th century India.

Another interesting part of the Copenhagen Tour was the visit to the tiny Rosenborg Castle where the Danish Coronation Carpet is kept.

Rosenborg Castle is now a museum.

The Coronation Carpet is normally only shown to the public once a year in October together with a small group of Chenille carpets acquired by the Danish royal family in the 17th century. As a special gesture to the ICOC delegates it was shown during their visit at Rosenborg Castle. Museum curator Peter Kristiansen spoke enthusiastic about the Coronation Carpet’s history and answered questions from the ICOC delegates.

The Danish Coronation Carpet, a 17th century Isfahan carpet
Museum Curator Peter Kristiansen telling about the Chenille carpets.

The Copenhagen Tour also included a visit to Design Museum Denmark, Amalienborg Palace and the Marple Church. A boat trip through the canals and the harbour was a popular start of the first day in Copenhagen.

Tapestry – Design Museum Denmark
The canal boat trip
End of the Copenhagen Tour – Holly and Robert T. Mosby take a rest at the stair of the Marple Church.

The tour was fully booked with 80 attendees from all over the world and the young Swedish tour leaders Nika Omberg and Karin Jernild did their best efforts to secure a pleasent and interesting tour.

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