The American ambassador in Ladby

22. May 2015 | The Viking Museum Ladby

This week there was a VIP-visit in Ladby. The American ambassador, Rufus Gifford, came to Kerteminde, which of course involved a trip to the old Viking ship by Kerteminde Fjord.

The ambassador expressed enthusiasm about the museum, especially in regards to the volunteer embroidery team, the blacksmiths and the boat builders. Mr. Gifford was fascinated by the new Ladby Ship, and he almost promised to come and help with the building. After the Ladby visit, he had lunch at Rudolf Mathis Restaurant and then a guided tour of the new Renaissance harbourfront and the dinghy marina. Then the ambassador continued his local visit by touring the Johannes Larsen Museum and the Kverneland Group, manufacturors of agricultural equipment.

Rufus Gifford is a former Hollywood script writer, and in 2012 he was the financial director of Barak Obama’s presidential campaign. He has been the US ambassador to Denmark since 2013.

 

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The Viking Museum at Ladby

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The Viking Museum at Ladby

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The Viking Museum at Ladby

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Landscape & Archaeology

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