Enduring Enchantment

Af Lars Bo Jensen. Opdateret 23.11 2023.

Fredag 1.12 2023 10:00 til 13:00

The Illustration Art of Kay Nielsen (1886-1957) 

Guest Lecture by Meghan Melvin
Curator of Design, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Odense Secular Convent for Noblewomen / Odense Adelige Jomfrukloster
Albani Torv 6, Odense C


  • Welcome
    by Head of Center, Torsten Bøgh Thomsen
  • Introduction of Curator of Design, Meghan Melvin
    by Associate Professor, Mads Sohl Jessen
  • Enduring Enchantment: The Illustration Art of Kay Nielsen (1886-1957)
    Presentation by Curator of Design, Meghan Melvin
  • Open discussion
  • Break of 15 minutes
  • ’Representations of Feminine Vulnerability in British Golden Age Illustrations of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales’
    Presentation by Mads Sohl Jessen
  • Open discussion
  • Thank you for today
The event is free, registration is required by email to anhoe@sdu.dk no later than 29 November 2023.


Meghan Melvin, Curator of Design, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Illustration to The Nightingale, “And when I get back  and am tired, and rest in the wood, then I hear the  Nightingale sing.”. Kay Nielsen (Danish, 1886–1957),  1923.