​EXARC Member wins prestigious International Achievement Award

Back at the start of 2022, Nalbinding Master Craftsman, Early Medievalist and EXARC Member Emma Boast MA, applied to enter the Internationally renowned 'Luxembourg Art Prize'. The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international artistic prize organised by the Pinacothèque, a private museum located in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality.

Each year, 24 Finalists are selected by the museum and 3 laureates are designated by an independent Jury. The Museum also issues official certificates to acknowledge the artistic achievements of all the participants, even if they are not selected as finalists. This certificate is issued in 9 different languages, providing the artists with international prestige and recognition in their artistic endeavours.

Emma was awarded one of these 'Certificates of Artistic Achievement' in recognition of high artistic quality for her Nalbinding that she submitted into the competition in 2022. The full mittens entered, were nalbound in the single danish stitch, using Manx Loaghtan and Shetland yarn. Handcrafted in a historical manner based on archaeological textile remains from the Viking-Age and earlier.

After 10 years of Nalbinding professionally, Emma is absolutely thrilled with this 'Certificate of Artistic Achievement' and the recognition she's received, in taking part in the Luxembourg Art Prize 2022. She is looking forward to the new exciting opportunities this may bring, to help promote, safeguard and build awareness of the ancient Endangered Heritage Craft of Nalbinding.

EXARC congratulates Emma with this achievement!

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