Jewelry and Democracy: Danish Gold as Emblems of Trust

The Danish Arts Foundation‘s jewelry collection at Koldinghus is a state owned treasure, and the objects in the collection are for loan. Any Dane can borrow pieces from this collection to wear at an official event, and thereby serve as an ambassador for Danish contemporary jewelry.

Anni Nørskov Mørch, head of exhibitions at the Koldinghus Museum in Denmark, will show examples from its 300-piece jewelry collection, talk about the range of pieces housed in the collection, and reflect on the democratic power of jewelry during a unique event during NYC Jewelry Week.

About Anni Nørskov Mørch

In addition to her position at Koldinghus Museum, Nørskov Mørch teaches at Koldinghus Design School. She hold an MA in art history and the history of ideas. She has been involved in numerous exhibition including Koldinghus’s anniversary exhibition, The Splendor of Power and Our Jewelry. Nørskov Mørch is the editor of a forthcoming book on The Danish Art Foundation’s jewelry collection and its relationship to democracy.

About New York City Jewelry Week

New York City Jewelry Week is the first and only local week dedicated to promoting and celebrating the world of jewelry through educational and innovative focused programming.

The inaugural NYCJW welcomed 10,000 arts and culture enthusiasts who explored the multifaceted jewelry industry through ground-breaking exhibitions, panel discussions led by industry experts, exclusive workshop visits, heritage-house tours, innovative retail collaborations, and other unforgettable one-of-a-kind programming created by the best and brightest in the industry. Year One partners included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MAD Museum, The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Christie’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Verdura, David Webb, Mahnaz Collection, Featherstone Design, Bulgari, Fred Leighton, Lulu Frost, Greenwich Street Jewelers, 92nd Street Y Jewelry Center, and many more.